About Community Care
Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play — things like housing instability, access to healthy foods, and community violence — significantly affect their health risks and outcomes. Hospitals recognize and work hard to address these conditions, often referred to as the social and environmental determinants of health, with a focus on eliminating disparities in care delivery and health outcomes. The community care programs offered by hospitals and their partners, however, may only scratch the surface of deeper social factors that affect individual health outcomes. More focused state and federal policies will be required if progress is to be made in mitigating people’s health care risks before they become critical care needs.
Active Threat Prevention and Response
2022 Legislative Wrap Up Webinar
It is time to start preparing for the new laws hospitals must comply with in the coming year. Join us to learn what you need to know now and what you need to start thinking about to be ready for 2023. CHA panelists will set the stage with a high-level overview of legislation this year […]
Vouchers 4 Veggies: Together, From Hunger to Health
Please join this webinar and listen to members of the V4V team discuss the program and provide insights into implementing it in your own community.
Emergency Services Forum
Gather. Learn. Refocus. While there continue to be many unknowns, and ever-changing patient care delivery models in hospitals, we are long overdue to get together, in person, to support each other, gain new insights, and adjust from the frenetic pandemic. It’s time to gather to learn, refocus, and reconnect.
Bringing Care to One Rural Community
Madera Community Hospital stepped in to build a medical clinic in the Central Valley town of Mendota, bringing health care to a small rural community that previously had none.
AHA Resources Available for Community Health Improvement Week
This week — June 5-11 — the American Hospital Association (AHA) and AHA Community Health Improvement present Community Health Improvement Week 2022.
Health Equity Series to Spotlight Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Local Program
CHA will host a series of health equity webinars to provide members with information, tools, and practices to reduce inequities in care and improve the lives of the patients they serve.
Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Local: Connecting Patients to Critical Community Resources
Discover how Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Now program is improving lives and strengthening communities by connecting patients to much-needed resources. Part of a Health Equity Leadership Series from CHA
Revised State Budget Proposes Important Health Care Investments but Does Not Address Hospitals’ Inflationary Challenges
On May 13, Gov. Newsom released the May Revision with modifications to the proposed state budget he first presented in January. Tax revenue estimates have surged by $55 billion since the governor’s January budget proposal, creating a discretionary budgetary surplus of $49 billion and allowing the state to make new investments beyond what was proposed […]
CHA Alert Urges Legislature to Reject Misguided Community Benefits Proposal
CHA recently issued an alert asking members to write to the Senate Budget Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee and urge them to reject the governor’s budget proposal that would require hospitals to specify, assign, and spend a specified percentage of their community benefits dollars through community-based organizations. CHA has developed a template letter about […]