Advocacy

About Advocacy

Through our advocacy work, we give hospitals the tools, skills and support they need to make their vision happen. We empower you with the scale of our membership, represent your concerns and priorities, press for recognition of your needs, and insist on the importance of your voice in public policy.

Support the Campaign Against Unequal Pay

HASC is asking members to formally join the campaign to oppose the unequal pay measures aimed for the Nov. 2022 election. The SEIU/UHW has filed ballot initiatives in 10 Southern California cities that would set a new $25 per hour minimum wage for certain workers at private hospitals, hospital-based facilities and dialysis clinics. However, we believe […]

Adena Tessler Named Regional Vice President of Los Angeles County

Adena Tessler joined HASC’s advocacy team in February as regional vice president, Los Angeles County. Adena spent the past 16 years working in advocacy, public relations and crisis management for many private and public entities. Prior to her consulting work, she was chief legislative deputy to Los Angeles City Councilmember Cindy Miscikowski. In her new […]

HASC Shares Added Vaccination Toolkit Content

First shared last month, HASC this week re-releases its Summer 2021 Vaccination Communications Toolkit —​ Bilingual with additional content covering the challenges of back-to-school and the Delta variant. The updated kit includes new videos formatted for posting with updated social text content. Its content has already been shared by multiple member facilities and health systems, and by public health agencies and organizations […]

Become Involved

It all begins with knowing your representatives There are many ways to become involved, and it all begins with knowing your representatives. Contacting government representatives, soliciting the right contacts within your organization, joining a HASC committee or contributing to CHPAC are all ways your voice can make a difference. Know Your Representatives It is important […]

Public Policy Priorities

Our focus for local representation and advocacy Our public policy priorities are driven by our mission—to lead, represent and serve hospitals, and work collaboratively with other stakeholders to enhance community health. We scan the current environment for issues critical to our members and advocate in a way that best represents your needs. HASC’s current public […]

Summer 2021 Vaccination Communications Toolkit

After close to a year and a half fighting COVID-19, the state and region again find themselves confronting a rise in cases. Unlike previous spikes, however, not all groups are equally vulnerable this time. More than half the population is protected by vaccination, but close to 40 percent still falls short – and remains especially […]

Blood Banks, Hospitals Issue Donor Call

The American Red Cross, and other organizations that distribute blood products, are again reporting critical shortages following another low-supply situation in June. This one, however, is worse and may constitute the worst blood supply shortage in a decade. “Some hospitals may have to delay elective surgeries and other medical procedures if the situation worsens,” UC Health said in a press release last […]