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Head of California’s Public Health Department to step down
The Los Angeles Times

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the state’s Department of Public Health, will be stepping down at the end of next month.

Chapman broke the news in an email to staff Monday and said his last day on the job will be Jan. 31. He has led the department since June 2011.

In his resignation letter to Gov. Jerry Brown, Chapman cited a number of accomplishments during his tenure, including preparing California for potential cases of the Ebola virus and launching the department Office of Health Equity, which seeks to reduce health and mental health disparities. 

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