HOAC will host a 50th anniversary party
on Wednesday, September 25, in Sacramento. Our semiannual CME activity will follow on "Climate Change: A Public Health Emergency!" September 26 to 27. Registration details here
HOAC Releases Documents on Hiring a Local Health Officer
HOAC has created resources for counties or cities needing to hire a new health officer. HOAC staff is available if you have any questions.
HOAC Releases Report on Community Immunity by Legislative District
Using publicly available data, HOAC has found that there are 835 schools in California who have a kindergarten MMR immunization rate of less than 95%. 397,887 children attend these schools. HOAC has released a report listing these schools by state legislative district. You can read the report here.
HOAC's Legislative Program
To view our bill tracking reports and see our position statements, please see our legislation page
Join HOAC's Communications Learning Collaborative
Through generous funding from The California Endowment, HOAC's Public Health Communications Project has gathered a great deal of useful communications tools for local health department. Click here
to see the tools and to add your own.
SB 792 (Mendoza) Went into Effect in 2016
HOAC was proud to sponsor SB 792 (Mendoza), which Governor Brown signed into law in 2015. This new law requires day care workers to be immunized against pertussis, measles, and influenza. The new law will protect children in California's day care centers and family day care homes against dangerous communicable diseases.
HOAC has developed two fact sheets to help day care centers prepare for implementation of the new law. You can also find useful information through the California Department of Public Health.
Fact sheet for day care owners: Word PDF
Fact sheet for day care workers: Word PDF