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Members in the News
Learning to Live Again: A Lazarus Tale From the Covid Front Lines
Armed With a Camera, a Young ER Doctor Captures the Faces of the COVID War
Los Angeles Times
COVID-19 Vaccinations at California Hospital Lead to 95% Decline in Sick Employees
Blythe's First COVID Vaccination Clinic Held at PVHS
Palo Verde Valley Times
Willowbrook Hospital Program Addresses Food Insecurity While Providing Medical Care to Patients
ABC 7 News
Health Advocates Respond to DHCS Telehealth Proposal, Upcoming Telehealth Informational Hearing, and Support for AB 32
February 23, 2021
CAPH Urges State Leaders to Prioritize Funding for Public Health Care Systems in State Budget
February 8, 2021
Community Health Workers and Peers are Essential to Counties’ COVID-19 Response
February 2, 2021
Public Health Care Systems Well Positioned to Help California Achieve Equitable Vaccine Distribution
January 26, 2021
CAPH actively analyzes state and federal health care issues that would impact public health care systems.
Our advocacy agenda seeks to ensure that our members have the necessary resources and tools to provide high-quality care to over 2.8 million patients.
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The California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems represents California’s 21 public health care systems, which are the core of the state’s health care safety net, delivering high quality care to all in need and working to improve the health of their patients and communities. Learn More »
Telehealth is Essential, COVID-19 and Beyond
To protect patients and frontline workers and help reduce the spread of COVID-19, many health care providers dramatically shifted from in-person visits to video and audio-only phone visits.
COVID-19 Accelerated Telehealth in Medi-Cal
The COVID-19 public health emergency allowed Medi-Cal providers and patients to access a broader array of telehealth options. By quickly expanding telehealth offerings, Medi-Cal providers during COVID ensured ongoing access to care.
Proposed Medicaid Rule Could Dismantle California’s Health Care Safety Net
The proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR) could severely limit how states pay for their Medicaid programs, jeopardizing the stability of California's public health care systems.