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San Francisco Chronicle Reports on the Value of Adult Day Health Care

On Monday, February 7th, the San Francisco Chronicle ran an article on Adult Day Health Care (ADHC).  ADHCs have been proposed for total elimination in Governor Brown’s 2011-2012 budget.  The article outlined the value of ADHCs for elderly Californians, described … Continue reading

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Bi-Partisan Opposition to Proposed Cuts to In-Home Supportive Services

On Thursday, January 27th, seven members of the Legislature, including Republicans and Democrats, announced their opposition to Governor Brown’s proposed $500 million reduction to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) at a rally on the Capitol steps.  The members included: Senator Juan … Continue reading

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Budget Subcommittee Hearings Set to Begin Next Week

On Tuesday, January 24th, 2011, Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services will convene for the first time to discuss components of Governor Brown’s budget proposal.  This marks the beginning of important budget subcommittee hearings in both the … Continue reading

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Governor’s Budget Proposal Includes Cuts to Vital Alzheimer’s Programs and Services

On Monday, January 10th, Governor Brown released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2011-12.  Facing an estimated budget deficit of $25.4 billion, the Governor proposed a combination of drastic spending cuts combined with a 5-year extension of current taxes. Included … Continue reading

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President Obama Signs Alzheimer’s Priority Bill

On Wednesday, January 5th, 2011, President Obama signed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) into law, marking the largest legislative victory for Alzheimer’s in years.  The new law will spur the creation of a coordinated national plan to overcome the … Continue reading

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Congress Passes Alzheimer’s Priority Bill, Awaits President Obama’s Signature

This morning, the House of Representatives passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).  The bill, which last week passed the Senate unanimously, will create a coordinated national plan to overcome the Alzheimer’s crisis through coordination and evaluation of Alzheimer’s research, … Continue reading

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Diana Dooley Appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services Agency

On Tuesday, December 7th, Governor-elect Jerry Brown appointed Diana Dooley to serve as Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency.  Dooley will take her post in January, where she will oversee the Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee, Olmstead Advisory Committee and … Continue reading

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Governor-elect Jerry Brown Announces Budget Forums

California Governor-elect Jerry Brown recently announced he will convene a series of budget forums throughout the state as the new administration prepares to address another budget deficit.  The first, scheduled for Wednesday, December 8th, 2010, will begin at 10 am … Continue reading

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State Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee to Discuss State Plan Strategies and Recommendations

Thursday, October 21 (10:00 – 12:00):  Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee Teleconference Meeting The State Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee will discuss drafted State Plan goals and recommendations on a call this Thursday.  There will be a report on the progress made at the … Continue reading

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Governor Signs Budget But Vetoes All Funding for Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Centers

On October 8th the Legislature passed and the Governor signed the state budget that was due June 30th.  Not surprisingly, the Governor used his “blue pencil” authority to reduce some items beyond his agreement with Legislative leaders.  The line-item vetoes … Continue reading

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