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.
Apply Now for Disparities Leadership Program
The Disparities Solutions Center is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Disparities Leadership Program.
AHA Extends Deadline for 2022 Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Survey
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity have extended the deadline to April 29 for the 2022 Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion survey , which was launched on Jan. 18.
Six more hospitals join Cherished Futures
Since 2019, Cherished Futures for Black Moms and Babies has focused on the audacious goal of eliminating maternal and infant health inequities in Los Angeles County. These bold plans continue to gain momentum.
CMS Announces Collaborative on Improving Maternal Health
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Improving Maternal Health by Reducing Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery (LRCD) Learning Collaborative, which will use a webinar series and an affinity group to offer technical assistance to states and their partners in lowering the number of LRCD births, reducing disparities, and improving health equity.
AHA Launches the 2022 Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Survey
On Jan. 18, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity launched the 2022 Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey.