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Statement from CalHHS Secretary and Covered California Board Chair Dr. Mark Ghaly on Federal Action to Increase Access to Health Insurance Coverage for DACA Recipients

“We applaud today’s actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand access to health insurance coverage for recipients of DACA. We in California envision a Healthy California for All where every individual belongs to a strong and thriving community. This vision involves creating access to high-quality, affordable care, regardless of origin …

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ICYMI: White House Recognizes California’s Nation-Leading Work to Keep More Californians Covered

ICYMI: White House Recognizes California’s Nation-Leading Work to Keep More Californians Covered In case you missed it, yesterday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recognized the success of its partnership with California to help more eligible Medi-Cal members renew and retain their health coverage. Read the HHS blog post to learn more. The …

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CalHHS Issue Brief: California’s Journey with Medi-Cal Redeterminations

Over the last few months, and in collaboration with our county and federal partners, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has embarked on a journey to redetermine eligibility for Californians who are receiving health coverage through our Medi-Cal program. For context, in March of 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the …

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Statements from CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, BCSH Secretary Tomiquia Moss and CalVet Secretary Lindsey Sin on Voter Passage of Proposition 1

SACRAMENTO –California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) Secretary Tomiquia Moss, and California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) Secretary Lindsey Sin issued the below statements following California voters approving Proposition 1, which will modernize the Mental Health Services Act and support up to $6.4 …

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California Health & Human Services Legislative Action Report 2022-23

It is with gratitude that we share the second annual California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Legislative Action report, which provides an overview of proposals that passed the Legislature and were presented to Governor Newsom during the 2022-23 legislative session. All bills are listed in numerical order, by Assembly Bills (ABs) and Senate Bills …

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ICYMI: CalHHS Takes Action to Support Youth, Parents, and Older Adults, Advancing Its Vision of a Healthy California for All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2024 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: In case you missed it, the California Health & Human Services Agency last week announced progress in our efforts to improve the lives of all Californians, including youth, parents, and older adults, moving us closer to our vision of a Healthy California for ALL. …

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Following State of the Union Address, CalHHS Highlights Success of Strong Partnership with Biden-Harris Administration

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: California’s strong partnership with the Biden-Harris Administration is helping advance the state’s vision of a Healthy California for All. SACRAMENTO –Following yesterday’s State of the Union Address, California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly is highlighting how the strong partnership between the state and the Biden-Harris …

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California Health and Human Services IT and Data Strategic Plan

The California Health and Human Services IT and Data Strategic Plan describes how cross-department collaboration in program, data, and technology will enhance services for all Californians. Through innovative, integrated, and secure technology and data solutions that equitably increase accessibility, quality, and affordability, we aim to seamlessly address individual and community needs across our State, striving …

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CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly Announces Stakeholder Committee to Create Master Plan for Developmental Services

What You Need to Know: Today’s appointment of a Stakeholder Committee underscores that California is doubling down on the promise of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act by modernizing the developmental services system to better serve the needs of Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities—moving forward the goal of a person-centered, equity-focused, and data-driven system. SACRAMENTO – …

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Statement from CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Federal Announcement of California’s Participation in the Housing and Services Partnership Accelerator

“Our Healthy California for All agenda requires us to continue building momentum around addressing social drivers of health. As a key social driver of health, addressing the housing needs of Californians who have serious and chronic health conditions is as important as addressing their access to healthy food and life-saving medications. Housing is a key health …

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CalHHS Releases Annual Report of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI)

SACRAMENTO – The ‘CYBHI 2023: Implementing the Vision’ Annual Report released by the California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS) and its departments and offices exemplifies California’s deep commitment to reimagine the way we meet the behavioral health needs of children, youth, and families. Joint Statement from CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and CYBHI Director …

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WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: CARE Act Launches in Seven Counties on October 2, 2023

Sacramento – CARE stands for Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment. The CARE Act creates a new pathway to deliver mental health, housing, and other supportive services to the most severely impaired Californians who too often suffer in homelessness or incarceration without treatment. CARE petitions may be filed in the counties of Glenn, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne beginning …

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Statement from CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

“Senator Feinstein exemplified the California spirit, a spirit of both strength and compassion. She was a true champion for our most vulnerable neighbors and her contributions will have a lasting impact for generations to come. At the California Health and Human Services Agency we join the chorus of those mourning this significant loss, our thoughts are with her family.”

Joint Statement from CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and Judicial Council of California Acting Administrative Director Millicent Tidwell on Launch of CARE Act

SACRAMENTO – After nearly a year of committed hard work, collaboration and preparation, the first seven counties in California (Glenn, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne, and San Francisco) are set to launch the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act. On Monday, October 2, the CARE Act will create a new pathway to …

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