Disparate health outcomes are often the result of historic and systemic inequalities, and unequal access to health care and health resources is untenable in a just society. That’s why California’s hospitals are committed to ensuring every Californian receives equitable, high-quality care. Hospitals alone cannot eliminate health disparities; it will take systemic reform and broad partnership to improve the status quo.
Annual Conference Offers Health Equity Focus
October 3-4 | Lake Tahoe
This year’s HQI and Hospital Council Annual Conference will offer a special programming track dedicated to health equity. Breakout sessions on language interpretation services, federally-compliant health equity programs, and maternal care will deepen attendees’ understanding of health equity issues.
Webinar: Patient Family Engagement for Equity
August 23 | 11 a.m. – noon (PT)
Insights from patient family partners can help providers not only identify improvement priorities, but also understand the “why” behind data improvement strategies. Hear examples of how health systems are tapping into their patients, family caregivers, and communities as a resource to drive quality improvement.
CHA supports the following bills that would improve health equity
Would ensure undocumented immigrants are eligible to receive food assistance benefits
Would increase transparency around Medi-Cal managed care plans’ pediatric primary care networks by publishing data on how many children and pregnant/postpartum people receive services
Would codify the existing California Home Visiting Program to support pregnant people and parents with young children who face challenges in achieving positive health outcomes
Would establish a program to support administration of a housing subsidy program for older adults and adults with disabilities who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness
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Resources & Data
Health care disparities manifest differently across California — see how
Californians need long-term, systemic solutions — read more
Health inequity is a public health crisis — get the facts