The California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH) and our partner organization, the California Health Care Safety Net Institute (SNI), are dedicated to cultivating an inclusive culture. We commit to this practice within our organization and within our community.
Our mission is rooted in the belief that achieving equity is accomplished by addressing systemic inequities and treating every Californian justly. We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance this mission. We recognize the historical footprint of oppression that has led to structural racism, discriminatory barriers, racist policies, and unjust practices and outcomes that disproportionately and negatively impact communities of color. We are dedicated to advancing equitable distribution of opportunities, resources, and health outcomes for the individuals and communities served by our members, California’s public health care systems.
We take our role and responsibility in shaping the world and driving equitable health care delivery seriously. As an influencer and voice of California’s public health care systems, CAPH/SNI will:
- Integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into our mission and daily work.
- Prioritize advancing equity and countering structural racism in the development of policies, practices, and programs to strengthen and improve the health care safety net.
Our vision is to be a leader and thought partner in the creation of more equitable health outcomes. We are aware of the oppressive and inherited systems within health care, but truly believe that through our voice and influence in health policy, advocacy, and program development, we can increase access to patient-centered, high quality and equitable health care and work towards addressing patients’ social needs to improve the health status of our communities
What We Are Proud Of
- A mission long rooted in equity with advancements made in addressing disparities, but more to do as CAPH/SNI deepens this commitment even further.
- Large scale advancement of public health care systems’ data collection and stratification capabilities for race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
- Providing individuals without health insurance increased access to primary and preventive care services, in addition to emergency care.
- Bringing a “whole person care” approach to individuals with complex medical and social needs, including those individuals experiencing homelessness, severe mental illness, and incarceration, among other hardships.
- Expanding access and reducing long-standing barriers to virtual care by ensuring those most in need, including communities of color and individuals experiencing financial hardships, can receive timely, high-quality care .
- Supporting public health care systems, which predominantly serve essential workers and those individuals most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 by advocating for pandemic relief funding and policies to help them continue to serve those most in need.
- Advancing the efforts of public health care systems to improve racial equity and develop strategies to embed equity in all aspects of their organization.