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Brown Order Aims To Improve Californians’ Health, Reduce Costs

Last Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) issued an executive order requiring California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Diana Dooley to create a task force for developing a 10-year plan to improve residents' health and reduce health care spending, the Sacramento Bee's "Capitol Alert" reports.

According to the executive order, the "Let's Get Healthy California Task Force" must report by Dec. 15 on strategies for:

  • Curbing chronic conditions, such as diabetes and asthma;
  • Increasing the number of children receiving vaccinations; and
  • Reducing hospital readmissions (Siders, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 5/4).
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