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.

Updates: Unequal Pay, NHF Arleta Project, PREP Report

As fall fast approaches, so far this year has again seen new challenges for our member hospitals as they recover from the frenetic and tireless work over the last two-plus years. It’s with pride that I express my empathy and gratitude for this difficult work — and my pleasure in sharing recent accomplishments that wouldn’t […]

Suicide Prevention Month: Stop the Stigma of Seeking Care

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies and community members are united in promoting suicide prevention awareness. This month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is highlighting its “Together for Mental Health” campaign to advocate for enhanced mental health care, including promoting the new 988 Suicide and Crisis […]

Welcome to New NHF CEO; Minimum Wage Initiative Update

HASC Welcomes Dr. Felita Jones After an extensive executive search, I’m delighted to announce that Dr. Felita Jones started this week as President/CEO of National Health Foundation (NHF). Dr. Jones brings many years of leadership experience in nonprofit management, community outreach, fund development, health, behavioral health and social services. She is well positioned to lead […]

My SoCal Hospitals Campaign Supports HASC Members

For the last two-plus years, Southern California hospitals and frontline staff have cared for hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 patients and encountered millions of inpatient stays and emergency department visits – all while enduring an onslaught of obstacles. Now, more than half of the state’s hospitals are operating in the red and their care staff […]

L.A. City Moves to Adopt Unequal Pay Ordinance

You’re likely aware that the SEIU-UHW union has filed nine risky and inequitable ballot initiatives in nine Southern California cities, aimed for the November 2022 ballot. The cities are Los Angeles, Downey, Inglewood, Long Beach, Monterey Park, Culver City, Baldwin Park, Duarte and Lynwood. The measures would set new, arbitrary pay requirements for some health […]

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 […]