Health Leaders Invite Innovation to Improve California’s Health

Health Leaders Invite Innovation to Improve California’s Health SACRAMENTO – Health leaders are challenging communities statewide to find creative, innovative ways to improve the health of all Californians. The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the second annual Innovation Challenge from Let’s Get Healthy California, Read More »

Medi-Cal 2020: New Waiver in Sight, But Long-Term Vision Needed

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced a conceptual agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on a new Medicaid 1115 waiver. CMS has also approved an extension of California’s current “Bridge to Reform” waiver through December 31, 2015. This is good news; it allows the flow of federal funds Read More »

OSHPD Scholarship and Loan Repayment Opportunities for Health Professionals

The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is excited to share with you a wonderful opportunity! A special scholarship and loan repayment award application cycle will be open from May 18 through June 26. This cycle is only open to applicants in 17 counties. Qualifying counties are: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Fresno, Kern, Kings,Los Angeles, Read More »

Health Professions Education Foundation

Scholarship and Loan Repayment Opportunities Scholarship and Loan Repayment Award Application Cycle! May 18th  – June 26th The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is excited to share with you a wonderful opportunity! A special scholarship and loan repayment award application cycle will be open from May 18 through June 26. This cycle is only open Read More »

Californians with the Top Chronic Conditions: 11 Million and Counting

Chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the US, and the biggest contributor to health care costs. But there is wide variation in their incidence, with major differences depending on age, income, race and ethnicity, and insurance status. In addition, many Californians with chronic conditions are delaying needed care because of Read More »

LAO: Surplus Calif. Tax Revenue Could Go To Health Programs

California revenue is on pace to exceed state estimates by about $4 billion, and health and welfare programs could receive some of the extra money, according to a Legislative Analyst’s Office reportreleased Friday, the Sacramento Bee’s “Capitol Alert” reports. Details of Surplus The LAO report found that California is on pace by June 30 to Read More »

Study rules out link between autism and MMR vaccine even in at-risk kids

At least a dozen major studies have found that early childhood vaccines do not cause autism. But one possibility remained: that immunizations could cause autism in a small group of children who were already primed to develop the disorder. Now, new research has ruled out that possibility too. A study of nearly 100,000 children found that Read More »