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.
President Biden Releases 2024 Budget Request
On March 9, President Biden released his $6.9 trillion proposed budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2024 to Congress. The proposed Health and Human Services (HHS) budget included in the request contains $144.3 billion in discretionary funding and $1.7 trillion in mandatory funding for FY 2024. The proposed HHS budget also extends the solvency of […]
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.
CHA Webinar Will Detail Changes to Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Process
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.
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 […]
Preadmission Screening & Resident Review (PASRR) – Mandated Changes Webinar — Participant Information
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 […]
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 […]
Health Information Exchanges and the Data Sharing Agreement — Participant Information
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 Presses for Permanent Extension of COVID-19 Flexibilities
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.
Deadline Approaching to Apply for Equity of Care Award
Hospitals and health care systems have until Nov. 18 to apply for the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award.
Implementing the State Retention Pay Program: Updates and Operational Support — Participant Information
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 […]