Communities Lifting Communities

CLC Shares Hospital Community Outreach Efforts

Communities Lifting Communities, the HASC charitable affiliate and 501c3 nonprofit, this week shares some significant community outreach work completed by two member hospitals.  Over the past year, Cedars-Sinai and Adventist Health White Memorial have pioneered procedures to identify diverse business partners with an aim to promote job creation and economic activity in the communities they serve. The effort also brings […]

President’s Message From George W. Greene

Last December, we felt a mix of emotions as we welcomed the first vaccines targeting COVID-19 — while continuing to battle an unprecedented surge.  In the year that followed, we notched many achievements while working with our public health partners and others. We put shots into more than 60 million arms in California, bringing the percentage of residents with some vaccine […]

Weather-Appropriate Clothing Marketplace

A Resource for SB 1152 Discharge Planning for Homeless Patients Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) has partnered with Bob Barker Company, Inc. to offer hospitals and other health care and homeless service providers a discount on weather-appropriate clothing. As an Association member and/or provider of services to homeless individuals, you will be able to take advantage of […]

Cherished Futures Collaborative Celebrates Black Maternal Health Week, Welcomes Three Participating Hospitals

LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2021—Today, Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies — a collaborative effort to reduce Black infant deaths and improve patient experiences and safety for Black mothers and birthing people — hosted a unique virtual discussion marking the second year of its work with hospitals, public health, payers, and Black community leaders. The convening […]

State Sen. Holly Mitchell Shares Quest for Better Outcomes for Black Moms, Babies

HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California hosted a unique virtual workshop on birth inequities in the Black community on July 24. The event was part of Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies, a collaborative aimed at reducing Black infant deaths and improving patient experiences and safety among Black moms and birthing people in South […]

State Sen. Holly Mitchell, MLK CEO Joined Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies Workshop for Deep Dive Discussion on Birth Inequities in Los Angeles

Keynote speaker Sen. Holly Mitchell (D—Los Angeles) joined a lineup of visionary leaders to address Black infant mortality and patient experience and safety for Black mothers and birthing people. LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2020 – Communities Lifting Communities (CLC), the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, and the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) hosted a […]

Report Released: Creating Dramatic Public Health Gains Through Innovative Community Investment

HASC and its Communities Lifting Communities initiative with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California today released a landmark report outlining how multi-sector partnerships with public health, hospitals and health systems, community development and other sectors can marshal resources to significantly improve the health of neighborhoods and communities. “Our health care system has mostly focused on treating diseases rather than preventing people from getting […]

A New Option for COVID-19 Staffing Needs

To support hospitals’ staffing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, HASC is pleased to announce our partnership with AMN Healthcare to offer a rapid staffing network solution called Medefis.  Medefis is a vendor management system that comes with a pre-vetted network of nursing, respiratory, and physician contingent personnel. Information on this technology portal is included in the attached flier. Medefis streamlines […]