California Health and Human Services Agency

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California Health and Human Services Agency
California Health and Human Services Agency logo.png
Agency overview
JurisdictionCalifornia
Headquarters1600 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
38°34′26″N 121°29′53″W / 38.57384°N 121.49800°W / 38.57384; -121.49800Coordinates: 38°34′26″N 121°29′53″W / 38.57384°N 121.49800°W / 38.57384; -121.49800
Employees33,000
Annual budgetUS$ 88.2 billion (2011)
Agency executive
Websitewww.chhs.ca.gov

The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) is the state agency tasked with administration and oversight of "state and federal programs for health care, social services, public assistance and rehabilitation" in the U.S. state of California. The agency is headed by the Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, with headquarters in Sacramento.[1] On December 7, 2010, Governor-Elect Jerry Brown nominated Diana Dooley to be Secretary of CHHS.[2][3] On June 1, 2018, then-Governor Jerry Brown named Michael Wilkening as the new Secretary of CHHS, an appointment that has continued under newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom.

CHHS was created from a reorganization of other California agencies, including the California Health and Welfare Agency which included the California Department of Health Services.

Organization[edit]

The agency is divided into various departments and boards:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Contact Us Archived 2009-11-19 at the Wayback Machine. California Health and Human Services Agency. Retrieved on November 19, 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.jerrybrown.org/governor-elect-brown-announces-appointments Archived 2010-12-18 at the Wayback Machine accessed December 7, 2010
  3. ^ Buchanan, Wyatt (December 8, 2010), Jerry Brown makes first 2 appointments, San Francisco Chronicle, retrieved April 29, 2011
  4. ^ Departments and Boards, California Health & Human Services Agency, archived from the original on 2014-02-02, retrieved 2014-01-22

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