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Fellowship Announcement

The California Health and Human Services Agency is partnering with FUSE Corps and is accepting applications for an executive-level Fellow for one year who will utilize data-driven strategies to improve client outcomes. More information on how to apply for the fellowship.

Drowning Prevention Saves Lives

In California, drowning is a leading cause of injury-related deaths among children under the age of five. Each year, near-drowning incidents result in life-long disabilities. Find out more information on how to help prevent Drowning .

June 2016 is Refugee Awareness Month

California maintains a proud history of providing a new home to thousands of refugees every year escaping political conflict and social intolerance. Find out more about events celebrating Refugee Awareness Month .

Home Care Aide Registry

The Home Care Aide Registry is live! This website allows Home Care Aides to submit an online application and payment to be listed on the Home Care Aide Registry. In addition, the Home Care Aide Registry provides individuals with the ability to search for a Home Care Aide who has completed the application and criminal background check process administered by CDSS. More information see the Home Care Services Website .

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