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Deadline to Sign the State’s First-Ever Data Sharing Agreement Is January 31, 2023 — Kicking Off the Next Phase of Implementation for the Data Exchange Framework

Many healthcare entities are required by law to sign the CalHHS Data Exchange Framework (DxF) Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) by January 31, 2023 and to begin sharing data by January 31, 2024—part of an ongoing CalHHS initiative to create new connections and efficiencies between health and social services providers, promote health equity, and improve whole-person …

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Joint Statement from California Health & Human Services Agency Leaders on 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision

Joint Statement from California Health and Human Services Agency Leaders on 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision Joint statement from CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Surgeon General Dr. Diana Ramos, Department of Health Care Services Director Michelle Baass, Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón, Department …

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CalHHS Office of Youth and Community Restoration and Vera Institute of Justice Launch Partnership

MEDIA CONTACT FOR OYCR: Amy Clark aclark@wearerally.com 206.240.3284 MEDIA CONTACT FOR VERA: Déja Stewart dstewart@vera.org Competitive process opens today for first-of-its-kind initiative to end girls’ incarceration. The initiative aims for comprehensive system change efforts, led by county probation departments and community organizations. SACRAMENTO – The Office of Youth and Community Restoration (OYCR) of the California …

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Statement from California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Proposed 2023-2024 State Budget

“The Governor’s proposed budget continues to advance the health and well-being of all Californians and maintains critical investments made in recent years to support the state’s most vulnerable communities, while delivering on our vision of a Healthy California for All. This includes unprecedented investments in the last two budgets to advance health care and prescription …

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California Health & Human Services Agency Releases Progress Report Highlighting First 18 Months of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative

CYBHI Launched  as a 5-Year, $4.7 Billion Initiative; Key Component to Governor Gavin Newsom’s “Master Plan for Kids” SACRAMENTO – The California Health & Human Services Agency, along with its departments and offices, is proud to share the January 2023 Progress Report  of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI), a $4.7 billion, five-year …

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CalHHS Emergency Resource Guide

Please be sure to follow evacuation orders from law enforcement. For life-threatening emergencies, please immediately call 911. View the Emergency Resource Guide in Spanish. CALL TO ACTION In an emergency, we all have a responsibility to check on our family, friends, and neighbors, especially older individuals, those with disabilities, and our children. Please take a moment to check-in …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Announced Closure of Madera Community Hospital

Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Announced Closure of Madera Community Hospital “This is a difficult time for the Madera community. We are grateful to the hospitals and health care providers in the region who are stepping up so that the individuals and communities impacted by the announced …

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CalHHS Annual Letter 2022

Dear CalHHS Partners, It has been another tremendous year within the departments and offices across the California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS).  We are not only proud of what we have done together, with you, our valued community, and local partners, in 2022 but for how the work in 2022 complements and carries forward …

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CalHHS Secretary Announces First Round of Intended Awards from $50 Million Grant Program to Provide Support for Health and Human Service Organizations Joining the State’s First-Ever Data Sharing Agreement

An initial round of grant funding has been awarded to 13 leading health and human service associations to support equitable outreach and education to organizations preparing to join the CalHHS Data Exchange Framework Health and human service organizations across the state are joining the Data Exchange Framework, including the first health information exchange in California, …

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California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Legislative Action Report

This is the first annual California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Legislative Action Report, which provided an overview of the legislative proposals that passed the Legislature and were presented to Governor Newsom during the 2021-22 session. Elected leaders, legislative staff, and valued stakeholders worked closely with our 12 departments and five offices to assess …

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California Health Care Providers Embrace Major Expansion of Health Information Exchange as January Deadline Approaches for Signing the State’s First-Ever Data Sharing Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Derek Jansen, (415) 834-8725, djansen@wearerally.com CalHHS opened a new online portal this week that allows providers to sign on to California’s Data Sharing Agreement, which hospitals, physician organizations, health plans, laboratories, and other health care entities are required to sign by January 31, 2023. The Data Sharing Agreement is the …

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Joint Statement from CalHHS Leaders on New Public Charge Regulation 

California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Department of Social Services (CDSS), the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and Covered California Leaders Applaud Federal Changes to Public Charge  Immigrants and their families should not have to live in fear of being …

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Suicide Prevention Resources to Support Youth, Families and Teachers

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the California Health and Human Services Agency has curated youth suicide prevention resources for young people, families and friends, and teachers and schools. Resources include videos, information, and links to services that can help Californians find the support they need and when they need it. Throughout Suicide Prevention …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Governor Newsom Signing CARE Act Legislation

“Today Governor Newsom signed the CARE Act into law, creating a new pathway to deliver mental health and substance use disorder services to the most severely impaired Californians who too often suffer in homelessness or incarceration without treatment. The CARE Act moves care and support upstream, providing the most vulnerable Californians with access to critical behavioral …

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