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Help CCST Make California Stronger with Science on #GivingTuesday

"Giving Tuesday" is a global day of giving created in 2012 that seeks to harness the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy. As part of #GivingTuesday and CCST's year-end fundraising season, we're calling our friends and colleagues to action with our own campaign, "Stronger with Science."

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California Considers Drug Pricing Measures

California, like most states, grapples annually with the rising cost of healthcare overall, particularly the cost of pharmaceuticals. The California budget for FY 2015-16 has $200 million marked for the new Hepatitis C drug alone. Consequently it's not surprising that a variety of policy initiatives have been floated to try and stem the rise in costs.

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Drug Pricing

CalTAC: The California Teacher Advisory Council

CalTAC was formed in 2005 as a means for bringing real world classroom experience - the wisdom of practice - to policy makers and others whose decisions affect the quality of science and math education in California schools. Made up of a carefully selected group of award winning, highly accomplished teachers from across the state, CalTAC has been working to provide greater opportunities for students to engage in the STEM disciplines as well as to improve their academic performance.

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CCST S&T Policy Fellows: Science and Technology Informing Policy

In 2009, CCST launched a program to embed scientists directly in the California state legislature. Ten young PhDs scientists were awarded fellowships in a variety of committee and legislator offices in Sacramento. Five years later, this pilot program has been declared a success and extended. Our Fellows are in high demand in Sacramento, and their contributions have been praised year after year on the floor of the California Assembly and Senate.

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S&T Policy Fellows