About Health Equity
Disparate health outcomes for Californians are often the result of historic and systemic inequalities that persist today. Unequal access to health care and health resources, as well as unequal and damaging environmental conditions due to race, socioeconomic status, and other factors is untenable in a just and healthy society. That’s why California’s hospitals are committed to ensuring every Californian receives equitable, high-quality care through programs that address the social determinants of health — things like housing instability, access to healthy foods, and community violence. But hospitals alone cannot eliminate health disparities. It will take systemic reform, paired with broad partnerships across all segments of California’s communities, to improve the status quo.
To assist members in preparing for federally mandated changes to the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review process that takes effect in July 2023, CHA is hosting a webinar on Nov. 30.
Significant changes impacting hospitals are coming with the governor’s announcement that the COVID-19 State of Emergency will end on February 28, 2023. Many state waivers will end and hospitals will need to plan in order to continue certain practices and operations. Experts from CHA and CDPH will address key issues and take questions during this […]
Get ready for federally mandated changes to the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process going into effect July 2023. This is not a drill! The deadline is set, a new form is in place, and hospitals must start using it in July. Join us and get details directly from the California Department of Health […]
FEMA public assistance represents an important source of funding to help governmental and not-for-profit hospitals and health systems offset COVID-19 related expenses. However, CHA members have experience numerous delays in getting their applications processed. Join Anne O’Rourke, Senior Vice President, Federal Relations and Chad Mulvany, Vice President Federal Policy as they provide an update on […]
Through the enactment of Assembly Bill 133 (2021), California has established a statewide health and human services data exchange framework, which includes a single data sharing agreement (DSA) and a common set of policies and procedures that govern the exchange of health information among health care, social services, and other entities. CHA is hosting a […]
CHA, in its responses to the request for information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has given recommendations on how to improve or make permanent critical waivers and flexibilities that stemmed from the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Hospitals and health care systems have until Nov. 18 to apply for the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award.
With the registration period in full swing, and the application period to participate in the retention pay program nearly upon us, many California hospitals still have questions about it. CHA is hosting this webinar to provide updates and operational support surrounding the retention pay program and its application. Join Gideon Baum, CHA Vice President of […]
Below are recordings and slides of the breakout sessions in the Equity Track: Journey to an Anti-Racism Organization Presenter: Andrea Turner, JD, MBA, CNMT, ACHEChief Operating OfficerZuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma CenterDr. Turner is the Chief Operating Officer at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Her professional experience spans 22 years, […]
One out of five low-income households report ZERO purchases of fruits and vegetables. Over 500 billion dollars are spent annually in the US for treating chronic diseases, most of which are preventable with diet and moderate exercise. Yet many families cannot afford the nutritious foods that are critical to health and well-being. Housed at the […]