Health and Human Services

The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) oversees twelve departments and one board, which provide essential medical, dental, mental health and social services to California's most vulnerable populations. HHSA programs provide access to short- and long-term services and supports that promote health, well-being and independent living. As the state's population continues to grow and diversify, a strong and responsible network of services that is responsive to the needs of the state's at-risk residents must be maintained. Programs and services must be structured and delivered to promote improved outcomes as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.

The proposed budget was constructed first by computing the workload budget level. From the workload budget, adjustments are made to reflect specific policy adjustments and reductions, including budget balancing reductions. With these adjustments, the revised 2007-08 budget for all HHSA budgets totals $79.5 billion in combined state and federal funds. This total includes expenditures for approximately 33,000 state employees. Change Table HHS-01 displays budgetary adjustments in 2007-08 and 2008-09 by broad categories. The 2008-09 total is $1 billion, or 1.3 percent, less than the revised 2007-08 budget.

Figure HHS-01 displays the revised 2007-08 estimates of caseloads for major health and human services programs, along with the proposed 2008-09 caseload estimates for these programs.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS for Health and Human Services Back to Top

 Proposed Workload Budget
 Proposed Budget-Balancing Reductions
 Other Special Session Issues
 Program Enhancements and Other Budget Adjustments

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