Earlier this month, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced the “Mind Over Marijuana” campaign, which highlights the negative effects of cannabis use on youth’s mental health and development.  The campaign includes messages on social media platforms, resources for speaking with youth about cannabis use, and provides parents with facts about the effects of … Read more

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced it is seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) to support the state’s Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative—a key measure in California’s Master Plan for Kids’ Mental Health—through public awareness campaigns. Prevention and early intervention can assist with reducing the risk of youth and children developing … Read more

California’s Department of Public Health (CDPH) recalled “Pickle Me Everything” pickled vegetable products due to a possible clostridium botulinum contamination. Pickle Me Everything is manufactured in Santa Clarita, and rose to popularity through the social media platform, TikTok. According to CDPH, Pickle Me Everything products have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to botulinum contamination, … Read more

According to supporters of Assembly Bill 1502, a number of nursing home operators in California are running their facilities without proper licenses, and their unregulated practices are significantly undermining patient care. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), according to the bill, is allowing this to continue through lax oversight practices. The bill aims to … Read more

In this edition of “5 Things We’re Watching,” read about health leaders’ recommendations for improving California children’s health, CDPH’s response to the state’s significant turnaround in COVID transmission rates, and LA Care Health Plan’s significantly lowered 2022 rates. Keep an eye out for the Detailed Agenda for our 2021 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy … Read more