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CalAIM funding requested by DHCS in the legislature

| Feb 19, 2021 | California

The California Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Health and Human Services heard budget proposals from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on the California Advancing and Innovating in Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative on Friday.     The DHCS requested an expenditure authority of $1.1 billion for local assistance...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Medi-Cal Rx, Budget hearing, Post-COVID telehealth policy

| Feb 18, 2021 | California

We are gearing up for our 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on April 22nd. Expect almost 400 of your closest friends in California health care at this virtual event where you'll be able to network and learn about some of the most pressing topics...[ Read More ]

Dr. Don Garcia discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the Latino community

Emily Boerger | Feb 15, 2021 | California

Dr. Don Garcia is the Medical Director at Clínica Monseñor Oscar Romero, a Federally Qualified Health Center that operates two clinics in Los Angeles and primarily serves Latino and immigrant populations. In this Q&A, Garcia discusses the health disparities faced by the Latino community during the COVID-19 pandemic, inequities in...[ Read More ]

LAO report digs into details of Newsom’s homelessness proposals

Emily Boerger | Feb 11, 2021 | California

A recent report from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) finds that instead of relying on one-time funding solutions to address homelessness, California would benefit from a clear, long-term strategy. The report dives into the proposals related to homelessness in Gov. Newsom’s recent budget proposal and poses key questions that legislators...[ Read More ]

Budget proposals from health agencies and an update from Covered California in Senate Budget Subcommittee on HHS

| Feb 11, 2021 | California

The California Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services heard testimony on the budget from several agencies. The testimony included proposed changes to the governor’s budget to support new programs and continued expenses that were not originally provided for in the budget. The agencies included the California Health...[ Read More ]

A California Public Health Coalition tells legislators: "We can't wait until the next pandemic to invest in public health"

| Feb 9, 2021 | California

A coalition of California public health officials, workers and advocates sent a letter to legislators requesting the continued investment of $200 million a year to address what they call “the erosion of the public health workforce and infrastructure.”      The coalition includes the California State Council of the Service...[ Read More ]

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