Health Equity

Projects Launch in Central Valley

Who What Hospital Council is partnering with hospitals, public health, and nonprofits to conduct analyses of the health landscape of the Central California EMSA (serving Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties).    Currently, Hospital Council is kicking off the counties’ community health needs assessment process, which is a collaboration between hospitals and public health.    In addition, […]

Hospital Engagement Needed on Seismic Community Partnerships 

Earlier this summer, CHA launched a statewide effort designed to bring your hospitals relief from the 2030 seismic mandate. This new approach, which begins in local communities, is focused on building community partnerships and working with those partners to increase understanding of the need to protect access to care with state legislators.

Addressing the Unique Needs of the LGBTQ+ Community

Pride Month may have recently concluded, but that doesn’t mean that the focus on providing inclusive care for the LGBTQ+ community will stop.  While inequities for many groups have long existed in the health care system — it was COVID-19 that seemingly thrust them into the spotlight. Although much work has been done to build […]

Several Firsts for Ella Mae Ferneil

Ella Mae Ferneil’s background is filled with many “firsts” — first African American registered nurse, public health nurse, visiting nurse, and school nurse in the state of California. Children’s Hospital Oakland is proud to honor this remarkable and determined woman. 

Shining the Spotlight on Health Equity

While COVID-19 may have brought to light many health care inequities, they are nothing new. Disparate health outcomes for minorities, individuals experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ+, and other segments of California’s population have been documented for decades and reflect longstanding structural and systemic inequities that are rooted in racism and discrimination. Today, the disparities have risen to the level of a public health crisis in California, and your hospitals are on the front lines of addressing these inequities.