California’s First Flu Death Reported
Dec. 22, 2011 - An adult male in his late 30’s is the first reported fatality linked to influenza for this influenza season, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health and state public health officer, announced today.
CDPH Fines Two Orange County Nursing Homes in Deaths
Dec. 19, 2011 - Two Orange County nursing homes received Class “AA” citations from the State of California after investigations concluded that inadequate care at the nursing homes lead to a death at each facility.
CDPH Issues $850,000 in Penalties to California Hospitals
Dec. 8, 2011 - CDPH announced today that 14 California hospitals have been assessed administrative penalties after it was determined the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or ...
CDPH Offers Food Safety Tips for Holiday Feasts
Nov. 2, 2011 - As the holiday season ramps up, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reminding Californians about the importance of safe food handling to prevent foodborne illness.
Flu Vaccine Now Available in California
Oct. 19, 2011 - With influenza cases now confirmed in California, the state’s public health officer is urging those who want protection from the flu to get immunized.
First Two California Fatalities From West Nile Virus in 2011
Oct. 3, 2011 - A 37-year-old man and an 86-year-old man, both from Kern County, are the first reported fatalities from West Nile virus (WNV) this year, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health, announced today.
CDPH Joint Emergency Operations Center Activated
Sept. 8, 2011 - The California Department of Public Health has activated the Joint Emergency Operations Center (JEOC) in support of state and local agencies affected by the Southern California power outage. CDPH has taken the following actions:
CDPH Issues Administrative Penalties to 12 Hospitals
CDPH announced today that 12 California hospitals have been assessed administrative penalties after it was determined the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.
CDPH Fines Los Angeles County Nursing Home $75,000
Aug. 17, 2011 - The Orchard – Post Acute Care in Whittier received a "AA" citation and a $75,000 fine after an investigation by CDPH concluded that inappropriate treatment and services led to the death of a resident.
CDPH Provides Pertussis Public Service Announcement
July 18, 2011 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Broadcasters Association are asking media outlets to air public service announcements (PSA) about a new state law requiring a pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine.
California Adult Smoking Rate Reaches Historic Low
July 13, 2011 - The state’s adult smoking rate has hit a record low, announced California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman today. Last year, 11.9 percent of the state’s adults smoked, down from 13.1 percent in 2009, making