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Members in the News
Bakersfield Hospital Reveals State-of-the-Art Simulation Center
ABC 23 News
ARMC Earns Recognition in National, State and Regional Maternal Care Rankings
Fontana Herald News
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Finds a Breakthrough Approach for Engaging Safety-Net Patients
Becker's Hospital Review
The Sickness Inside: America’s Salad Bowl, Hit Hard by COVID-19, Looks to Community Approach
Voices of Monterey Bay
UCSF Touts Free Coronavirus Tests of Mostly Latinos at SF Transit Hub as Key to Aid Most Vulnerable
San Francisco Chronicle
“Can the nutritionist call me during my lunch break?” and other patient stories of telehealth improving access
January 15, 2021
Telehealth Bill Introduced to Improve Health Care Access
January 11, 2021
Public Health Care Systems Applaud Governor Newsom’s Commitment to COVID-19 Relief and Equity in State Budget
January 8, 2021
Whole Person Care Lays Groundwork for Quick COVID-19 Response
August 31, 2020
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.