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.
The Hospital Quality Institute is offering a two-part webinar series on Health Equity Basics for Hospitals. The aim is to provide hospitals with the latest information on how to operationalize and execute actionable strategies to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities.
In the Central Valley town of Mendota, almost half of the population lives below the poverty line and, until recently, had limited access to health care. Seeing their need, Madera Community Hospital stepped in to build a medical clinic, and now families there — many of them farmworkers — no longer have to arrange for transportation to travel a long distance or take hours away from their work just to get the care they need.
Members are invited to a webinar on July 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. (PT) to learn about Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Local program, which focuses on societal factors to improve lives by connecting patients to much-needed resources after they leave the hospital.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the calendar year 2023 home health (HH) prospective payment system proposed rule recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS on Aug. 16 by 2 p.m. (PT).
This week — June 5-11 — the American Hospital Association (AHA) and AHA Community Health Improvement present Community Health Improvement Week 2022.
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 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).
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