HOAC Completes Paid Sick Leave Project
In partnership with the Public Health Institute, HOAC has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to research paid sick leave laws around the nation. Published papers on this research are forthcoming.
to view a policy brief to inform elected officials about the effects of paid sick leave.
HOAC Launches Communications Project
HOAC has been funded by The California Endowment to implement a Communications Project until December, 2016. Our Communications Project website has more information.
HOAC Launches a New Blog
HOAC has launched a new way to communicate with members, stakeholders, and others: our HOAC blog
. Stay tuned to this space for updates on California's public health issues.
HOAC Welcomes New Executive Director
On September 30, 2014, Bruce Pomer retired after 31 years at HOAC, 20 of them as executive director.
On October 1, 2014, Kat DeBurgh was appointed as HOAC’s new executive director. She began work at HOAC in 2005, and earned her Masters in Public Health, with assistance from the HOAC Board of Directors, in 2011. Ms. DeBurgh and Mr. Pomer worked together on a three-year transition plan to train her to take over as the executive director.
HOAC thanks Mr. Pomer for his lifetime of service to HOAC and to public health, and looks forward to a new era under Ms. DeBurgh’s leadership.