About Community Care
Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play significantly affect their health risks and outcomes. Hospitals recognize and work hard to address these “social determinants of health,” such as housing instability, access to healthy foods and community violence. The community care programs offered by hospitals and their partners aim to reduce disparities in care delivery and health outcomes. However, they may only scratch the surface of deeper social factors affecting individual health outcomes. More focused state and federal policies are needed to make progress in addressing health care risks before they become critical needs.
Recuperative Care Forum Spurs Collaboration, Action
The Los Angeles Recuperative Care (LARC) Learning Network held its first-ever in-person event on March 23, 2023, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport. Presented with the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) and HASC, the forum was sponsored by California Health Care Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and UniHealth Foundation. One hundred attendees representing hospitals […]
Medi-Cal Redetermination to Begin April 1
During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the yearly Medi-Cal redetermination process, in which enrollees confirm their eligibility, was put on hold. Enrollees were able to keep coverage regardless of their circumstances. With the end of California’s PHE on Feb. 28, however, the redetermination process will start April 1. Counties will contact Medi-Cal enrollees or send letters requesting information to see if they still qualify for coverage. HASC […]
LA Recuperative Care Learning Network Forum
Continental breakfast served at 8 a.m. On Thursday, March 23, the Los Angeles Recuperative Care (LARC) Learning Network will meet in person for the first time for this all-day forum. Over the last year, the LARC Learning Network has met virtually more than 20 times. These meetings are attended by recuperative care providers, managed care […]
Toolkit for Respiratory Illness Prevention
HASC has been closely following the threat of a respiratory illness “tripledemic” this winter and share our member hospitals’ concern about capacity challenges. We’ve put together a social media toolkit for hospitals to help inform communities about avoiding severe illness.
B2B Pricing for Respiratory Illness Prevention Supplies
As hospitalization rates rise for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), flu, COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, HASC has asked our partner bttn to provide a list of medical products to support prevention and mitigation efforts. bttn’s B2B medical supply marketplace offers transparent, instant access to 70,000-plus name-brand products, with even more (2.5 million) available through dedicated […]
In the Spotlight: Felita Jones, EdD
The National Health Foundation (NHF) welcomed Felita Jones, EdD, as president and CEO on Aug. 15. A few weeks into her new role, Dr. Jones shared with HASC’s communications team about what has inspired her life’s work, NHF’s current projects and her vision for the organization’s future. This interview is part of In the Spotlight — a […]
George Greene Discusses Pandemic Response at State of Reform
HASC President and CEO George Greene presented a keynote address with Kim Milstien of Health Management Associates (HMA) at the recent State of Reform Los Angeles policy conference. The two discussed HASC’s forthcoming Pandemic Response and Emergency Planning Report, which studies the Southern California hospital and health care system response to COVID-19. The report identifies […]