California Health and Human Services

Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Release of Governor Newsom’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 State Budget

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on California families and businesses. This past year has highlighted the systemic racism and discrimination that has created social, economic, and health inequities contributing to disproportionately higher infection and mortality rates for both chronic and infectious diseases. As we look ahead, the governor’s Budget proposal makes bold …

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California Releases First-Ever Master Plan for Aging

With the state’s 60-and-over population expected to grow to 10.8 million people by 2030, COVID-19 has highlighted the urgent need to embrace new ways of supporting older Californians, people with disabilities, and communities of color The Master Plan applies hard lessons learned from the pandemic to a new 10-year strategy for creating an age-friendly California …

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Using Health and Human Services Data to Improve the Health and Well-Being of all Californians

The collective work of our departments and offices at the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) is centered on the idea that we deliver programs and services focused on the needs of the people we serve, not on the silo structures of government. The use of data to inform this work is foundational. We …

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Cal Hospital Compare Announces 2020 Honor Rolls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2020 CONTACT: Vincent.Martinez@chhs.ca.gov Sacramento, CA –California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, along with Cal Hospital Compare, recognized hospitals across California today for their high performance in maternity care and commitment to appropriate opioid use. 32 hospitals met performance standards in both maternity and opioid care. …

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UPDATE: CHHS Public Charge Guide

On July 29, 2020, a federal court stopped the implementation of new federal public charge policy in three states (Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy may be applied in California, although the federal government has not released additional guidance and this may change. Please visit the US Citizenship & Immigration …

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California Health and Human Services Agency Announces New Plans for COVID-19 Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: CDPHpress@cdph.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly today announced new plans for COVID-19 testing in California, including updated testing guidance, new requirements for health plans to cover testing, and the new co-chairs of the state’s COVID-19 Testing Task Force. “Testing is a critical tool that helps us …

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Department of Social Services Issues Notice on Fake Letter

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has become aware of a fake letter containing references to Merced County Human Services Agency that is circulating on social media. If you have info about the source of the letter, please contact CDSS at (916) 651-8848 or piar@dss.ca.gov. Read more: bit.ly/2WOGiee

Los Angeles Surge Hospital to Begin Accepting COVID-19 Patients

Facility opening on the campus of the former St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles Video of Los Angeles Surge Hospital SACRAMENTO – A new COVID-19 treatment center in the former St. Vincent Medical Center will begin accepting COVID-19 transfer patients from other hospitals in the region on April 13. The facility will increase capacity in …

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California Strengthens Health Care Delivery System’s Capacity to Respond to COVID-19

Seton Medical Center in Daly City will begin accepting additional COVID-19 patients Video of Seton Medical Center in Daly City SACRAMENTO – Today Seton Medical Center in Daly City will begin accepting up to 220 COVID-19 patients. California is leasing the medical center for three months to expand the capacity of the health care delivery system …

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