HOAC represents the physician health officers in California's city and county jurisdictions. We conduct special projects to advance the practice of public health in California, provide public health-focused Continuing Medical Education for physicians, and provide technical expertise to the state legislature on matters related to public health.
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HOAC's Spring SemiAnnual Membership Meeting will be held on April 16-18 at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. The meeting includes a day and a half of Continuing Medical Education on mental health, substance abuse, and the Affordable Care Act, with special attention given to program metrics and the social determinants of health. Please register and view the agenda here. This meeting is appropriate not just for health officers, but also for mental health and substance abuse directors, as well. All are welcome to participate.
The California state legislative session began on January 6, 2014. Click here for our list of tracked bills.
On December 12, HOAC sponsored a training for legislative staff on health in all policies, including how to perform a health impact analysis on bills that may not seem to be related to health. This training was made possible by a grant from The California Endowment, and was cosponsored by Human Impact Partners and Assemblymember Richard Pan, MD. Please contact us if you are interested in future trainings, or if you would like to view the materials from the December 12 training.
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