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DHCS releases 2021 timeline for CalAIM initiative

Emily Boerger | Feb 2, 2021 | California

New California Health Care Foundation Survey: Controlling Spread of COVID-19 Is Californians’ Top Policy Priority

| Jan 28, 2021 | California

Nearly one in four Californians (23%) say they know someone who has died of COVID-19 Nearly 9 in 10 (86%) say it is important for the governor and lawmakers to work on making sure there are enough doctors, nurses, and other health care providers  52% of Californians have skipped or...[ Read More ]

California's Aces Aware Initiative Awards $30.8 million in grants

| Jan 27, 2021 | California

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Office of the California Surgeon General announced Wednesday they are awarding $30.8 million in ACEs Aware grant funds to 35 organizations across the state. Organizations will use these funds to build and strengthen trauma-informed networks of care. This will allow...[ Read More ]

Newsom lifts stay at home order, extends eviction moratorium and announces "My Turn"

| Jan 25, 2021 | California

In a press conference focusing on the COVID-19 response Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted California’s statewide stay-at-home order and announced an extension of the state’s eviction moratorium. He also announced the soft-launch of the state’s new vaccine scheduling and data system called “My Turn.”     Newsom lifted the stay-at-home...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Senator Scott Wiener on the "unacceptable" vaccine rollout and the overdose epidemic

| Jan 22, 2021 | California

Senator Scott Wiener represents California’s 11th district, which includes all of San Francisco, Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City. He is the Chair of the Senate Housing Committee and is a new member of the Senate Committee on Health. Although he is a new member to the health committee he is...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Budget blueprint, Revised CalAIM proposal, The silent epidemic

| Jan 19, 2021 | California

If you understand the unique character of our republican democracy, you can find calm in this anxious time. Tomorrow, Joe Biden will be inaugurated President of the United States. He may not have been your candidate. That disappointment is a luxury of being in a democracy. The orderly transfer of...[ Read More ]

The silent epidemic: drug overdose deaths surge in California pre-pandemic

Sydney Kurle | Jan 15, 2021 | California

Research provided by California Health Policy Strategies (CHPS) shows that the rate of increases of overdose deaths in California far surpasses the national rate of increase as of May 2020. Experts say this trend has increased as the pandemic has continued.     California saw 7,121 deaths reported as drug...[ Read More ]

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