Newsom Withdraws Proposed Funding Cuts to Public Health Clinics
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday eliminated plans to reduce by 50% funding to satellite public health clinics in his fiscal year 2004-2005 budget proposal, Department of Public Health Director Dr. Mitch Katz said Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Newsom's action restored $287,000 in funding to the clinics. DPH operates 20 satellite clinics in homeless shelters and other residential facilities (Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/11).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.