Transgender Healthcare Dignity Model and Certification Program

Session Description Health care providers and staff will learn how to provide the highest quality care for transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer and intersex patients through a dignity-first approach. This online half-day course covers the eight-unit Dignity Model, created by Kristie Overstreet, PhD, through an interactive lecture.

Developing a Robust DE&I Initiative: Creating Organizational and Community-wide Ownership

Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) and HASC invite you to an online roundtable discussion focused on helping your organization develop a strong diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) program. Topics will include moving your DE&I statement toward implementation, getting authentic buy-in and ownership from leadership and staff, and understanding the DE&I learning curve. Speaker: Dr. Karen Keller […]

Information Session: Regional Hospital Supplier Diversity Initiative

About the Initiative Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) and the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) invite members to learn about the Regional Hospital Supplier Diversity Initiative. Launched July 1, the program will help hospitals in LA County ensure their procurement practices include diverse suppliers and reduce barriers faced by diverse-owned businesses. CLC and HASC will […]

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 […]

HASC Welcomes East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital CEO

Rick RufinoEast Los Angeles Doctors HospitalChief Executive Officer Rick Rufino is a results-driven executive with 20 years of experience as a strategic leader and operations manager. He brings an expertise in team management, talent development and sales leadership, among other core competencies. Rufino previously served as chief executive officer since 2019 and has held positions in business development […]

DEI Summer Series for Health Care Leaders

Begin or supplement your leadership team’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) journey this Summer. Join the Virtual Five-Part Series: The Winning Race DEI Coaching Clinic, designed for hospital and healthcare leaders, leadership teams, an trustees who want to learn and create actionable strategies to eliminate inequities in the healthcare industry.  Throughout the series, speaker and […]

2021 Diversity Survey Registration

Please answer the below questions and hit the submit button to register for the 2021 Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey. We urge you to join the effort by registering now. Please identify (or designate) an individual from your hospital or system for the survey. This person – yourself or someone of your choosing – will be the primary individual […]

DEI Conversation Happens This Thursday

To help support hospitals in advancing their diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, HASC invites you to participate in a roundtable discussion from 10 to 11 a.m. this Thursday, Sept. 2. For this session, we will not be featuring a presenter. Instead participants will engage in a facilitated discussion describing how hospitals and health systems organize their diversity, health equity, and inclusion functions, […]

Communities Lifting Communities in Running for LA Business Journal Health Care Leadership Award

Weeks after observing its fourth birthday, HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities community health initiative will be recognized at this month’s Los Angeles Business Journal Health Care Leadership Panel & Awards event. Communities Lifting Communities, or CLC, is nominated in the Outstanding Community Outreach category.  CLC is known for its Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies program, among other work and initiatives. “Now more than ever, it is […]