Health Equity

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.

Several Firsts for Ella Mae Ferneil

Ella Mae Ferneil’s background is filled with many “firsts” — first African American registered nurse, public health nurse, visiting nurse, and school nurse in the state of California. Children’s Hospital Oakland is proud to honor this remarkable and determined woman.

CDPH Licensing in a Post-Pandemic World — Participant Information

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 […]

Member Update and Discussion: FEMA Public Assistance Funds — Participant Information

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 […]