CEO Message

Committee Shakeup Brings New Opportunities for Engagement

Last week, California Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas announced new chairs for many Assembly policy committees. The women and men in some of these roles will play an important part in shaping health care policy and their appointments present CHA and hospital leaders with an opportunity to engage and educate a new crop of policymakers about the threats to hospital care in California. 

Continued Engagement on Health Equity

In a state as diverse as California, keeping our eye on the ball of advancing health equity is critical work. Thanks for what you are doing within your own organizations to understand and address health inequities in care delivery and to be a partner in your community addressing social determinants of health. 

Minimum Wage Advocacy Stretches into Final Hours of Signing Deadline   

The gubernatorial signing deadline for bills passed in California’s 2023 legislative session is a little more than 48 hours away. One piece of legislation still awaiting action is SB 525, a bill that would raise the minimum wage for health care workers and is critical for hospitals to create a stable and predictable path for these increases.