2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Detailed Agenda is now available!
Laura Lundberg | Aug 23, 2019 | California
Governor Newsom announced the following appointments this week: Stephanie Clendenin, 48, of Antelope, has been appointed director of the Department of State Hospitals, where she has served as acting director since 2018. Clendenin was chief deputy director of the Department of State Hospitals from 2015 to 2018. She held multiple
The county of San Diego will host Recovery Happens in September. The event is free and open to the public on September 14th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The goal of the event is to increase awareness of mental health and substance use disorders, and celebrate those in recovery.
The California Medical Association (CMA) and Governor Newsom issued separate press releases this week regarding the Trump Administration’s new public charge rule. The rule links a person’s immigration status to their income and use of certain public programs. It also expands the term “public charge,” which, historically, has meant a
A bill to expand services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries experiencing maternal mental health conditions is finding support from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The bill, AB 577, would extend postpartum care for diagnosed mental illnesses, such as postpartum depression, from 60 days to up to one year for those
California State Auditor Elaine Howle released a report Tuesday, finding that the state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is failing to ensure accessible care to some rural Medi-Cal beneficiaries. When first established, Medi-Cal operated exclusively as a fee-for-service system. California then began to transition Medi-Cal to a managed care
The end of the legislative session is on the horizon, and a number of folks in Sacramento are ready to take a breath. At our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference, we will hear from a number of insiders with their take on the session, the progress of