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.
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 […]
Health Equity Sessions from the 2022 HQI Annual Conference
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, […]
Vouchers 4 Veggies: Together, from Hunger to Health — Participant Information
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 […]
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.