Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an independent news service editorially, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research corporation unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. California’s state mental hospital won’t be at the mercy of hiring freeze The freeze was lifted on Friday in response to concerns about rising violence in the state’s system. LA Times: Employing Freeze Ends At Condition Mental Hospitals California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley stated Friday that she is lifting a employing freeze at the state’s troubled mental hospitals amid problems about rising violence .That is because of late-stage diagnosis largely.. CDC will not discharge Hurricane Katrina response report CDC will use a report analyzing the agency’s response to Hurricane Katrina to boost emergency preparedness but will not make information on the report community, according to company officials, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. CDC dispatched 700 staff members during the wake of the hurricane to handle disease avoidance and monitoring, care for displaced residents and provide them with vaccinations. The agency acknowledges it had been not prepared to fully implement federal government command structures and standard operating procedures as needed by the National Response Program. According to articles published on CDC’s Web site, At the time, either did not exist, were in draft type or were in conflict with those of other response organizations.