Community Care

About Community Care

Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play — things like housing instability, access to healthy foods, and community violence — significantly affect their health risks and outcomes. Hospitals recognize and work hard to address these conditions, often referred to as the social and environmental determinants of health, with a focus on eliminating disparities in care delivery and health outcomes. The community care programs offered by hospitals and their partners, however, may only scratch the surface of deeper social factors that affect individual health outcomes. More focused state and federal policies will be required if progress is to be made in mitigating people’s health care risks before they become critical care needs.

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 […]

Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies Launches Second Cohort

Communities Lifting Communities (CLC), the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, and the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) announced the launch of the second Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies (Cherished Futures) cohort, a multi-sector collaborative initiative to improve Black patient experiences and safety for Black birthing people and reduce Black infant deaths in Los Angeles […]

President’s Message From George W. Greene

We’re now racing toward the end-of-year holidays — and are definitely racing against the pandemic and its associated demands. On one hand, COVID-19 continues to accelerate at unprecedented rates. Families are being forever impacted and our hospital professionals continue to be pushed to their limits. At the same time, holiday gatherings threaten to place additional strain on health care workers who have […]