Council Connect Articles

In Wake of COVID-19, Rebuilding Workforce Remains a Top Priority

Last week, we met with leaders from across the western states to discuss the impacts of the pandemic and where we go from here. While the issues California hospitals are facing are certainly not unique to our state, we are looked to as a model for the coordinated communication, advocacy, and strategies utilized during the […]

Reviewing the Findings of the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment 

Who  Hospital Council Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties public health departments Hospitals  What On Feb. 2, Hospital Council convened members and public health departments from the four-county area to review the findings of the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA was the largest collaboration to date to look at the needs of […]

As COVID-19 Numbers Decline, Many Critical Areas of Focus Remain

Nearly two years into the pandemic, and on the heels of a fourth COVID-19 wave that rivaled the past three, it appears that there may be some good news on the horizon. COVID-19 positivity rates are dropping, and hospitalizations seem to have levelled off or are slightly decreasing, an early sign that perhaps the unprecedented […]

CHA Advocacy Materials Available for Members’ Use

CHA has posted resources to support each of its eight advocacy priorities for 2022. The materials include key messages, an issue brief, and infographic for each topic and are designed to assist members when talking with policymakers, the media, or the public about these issues.

No Quick or Easy Solution for Offload Delays

It’s a years-long problem with a long name: ambulance patient offload delays (APOD). This long-standing issue is wreaking havoc on the health care system, not just in our region but throughout the state and the country. And while there may not be a quick and easy solution, CHA and Hospital Council are actively engaging on […]