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.
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.
CHA Comments on FFY 2023 Skilled-Nursing Facility PPS Proposed Rule
CHA submitted comments on the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023 skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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
Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Local: Connecting Patients to Critical Community Resources — Participant Information
When patients leave the hospital, there’s usually some healing ahead. More often than not, special services or assistance are needed to help recovery — crucial resources that may be lacking for vulnerable populations. Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Local was developed to address these needs. Thrive Local features a community referral network that integrates health systems, […]
CHA Issues Key Messages on Governor’s Budget Proposal on Community Benefits
To assist members in discussions about the governor’s budget proposal on community benefits, CHA has developed key messages.
CHA Alert Urges Legislature to Increase Funding for Equitable Care, Invest in Workforce
CHA recently issued an alert urging members to write to Assembly and Senate leaders and ask them to support budget proposals that would increase access to equitable health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries, add funding to the state’s Medi-Cal graduate medical education program, and make other major investments in the state’s health care workforce.
CHA Issues Summary of FY 2023 Skilled-Nursing Facility PPS Proposed Rule
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the fiscal year 2023 skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system proposed rule recently issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 10.