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Members in the News
Coronavirus: 1 Year Later, San Bernardino County ER Doctor Reflects on Pandemic
ABC 7 News
In the Midst of Their Battle Against COVID-19, a Medical Team Celebrates Life
Los Angeles Times
'Dream' of Cesar Chavez Continues With Vaccination Clinic at The Forty Acres
Pandemic Exit Interviews: SF General Staff Members Reflect on Their 'Life-Altering' Year Under COVID
Gavin Newsom Appoints Contra Costa Health Officer to CDPH Office of Health Equity
Monterey farmworkers design ways to combat Covid-19 with Natividad Medical Center
March 19, 2021
County Leaders Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis
March 16, 2021
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
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 »
Support Public Health Care Systems’ Request for State General Fund for COVID-19 Response
CAPH urges state leaders to prioritize funding in the state budget to offset unreimbursed costs associated with COVID-19 care.
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.