Advocacy Updates

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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About CAPH

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 »

CAPH Publications

  • Protect Medicaid DSH Funding

    Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments are critical for public health care systems, ensuring that low income individuals across California can receive timely high-quality health care services.

  • Reducing Health Disparities in California’s Public Health Care Systems

    Public health care systems are undertaking a statewide standardized approach to reduce disparities. With data from program year three, this one pager provides a snapshot on progress with data collection and disparities reduction projects.

  • California’s Public Health Care Systems’ Journey to Value-Based Care

    For more than a decade, California’s 21 public health care systems have been leading efforts to evolve safety net payments from volume to value. This brief describes the impact of 1115 Medicaid waivers and the importance of continuing this work in the future.