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Statement on Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay Shootings

We mourn the tragic loss of life from the recent mass shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay. Like so many of our colleagues, we urge for measures to reduce gun violence and keep our families and communities safe. Public health care systems primarily serve individuals from historically marginalized communities, including communities of color who are disproportionately impacted by

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Governor Newsom’s 2023-24 State Budget Preserves Critical Medi-Cal Investments, But More Funding is Needed to Protect the Safety Net

Today, Governor Newsom released his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Despite a projected $22.5 billion deficit for the 2023-24 budget year, the Governor continued to advance critical investments to protect Medi-Cal, but more funding is needed to strengthen the safety net.  California’s 21 public health care systems provide care to millions of individuals, primarily those from historically marginalized

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CAPH/SNI Launches New Brand

You may have noticed we have a new look at CAPH and SNI.   Like many other organizations over these past few years, we have reflected deeply on our organizational priorities and commitment to our mission. As part of our evolution and growth, we felt it was time to update our brand. Our new logo reflects our bold and bright commitment

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Six Public Health Care Systems Earn Awards for Outstanding Efforts to Advance High Quality Equitable Care

OAKLAND, CA – Today, the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH) and our partner the California Health Care Safety Net Institute (SNI) recognized six public health care systems with the Quality Leaders Awards (QLA) for their outstanding and innovative efforts to advance high quality equitable care. The 2022 QLA winners were announced at the CAPH/SNI Annual Conference, which

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CAPH Appoints Katie Rodriguez as Senior Director of Policy

OAKLAND, CA – Today, the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH) announced that Katie Rodriguez will be joining the organization as its new Senior Director of Policy. In that role, Rodriguez will serve as the lead for CAPH’s policy portfolio, which focuses on opportunities to improve care for historically marginalized communities. Because California’s 21 public health care

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The Evolution of Alameda Health System’s Equity Journey, and the Support of Peers

Article by: Aisling Carroll CAPH is posting this on behalf of our partner organization the California Health Care Safety Net Institute. The evolution of Alameda Health System’s equity journey, and the support of peers “We have experience addressing disparity gaps in some areas, such as our BElovedBIRTH Black Centering program,” said Dr. Mini Swift, vice president of population health, Alameda Health

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6 Reflections on the Pandemic From California’s Public Health Care Systems

Across California, long lines of people who waited for COVID-19 tests mirrored those eager for food. Whether a retail clerk in Compton, an undocumented farmworker in Salinas, or someone experiencing homelessness in San Jose, these residents have had crushing and inseparable medical and non-medical needs throughout the pandemic. COVID-19 has disproportionally impacted them in every way. For two and a

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Landmark Roe v. Wade Decision

Oakland, CA – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which guaranteed federal constitutional protections to access safe abortion care. This decision will have far reaching detrimental effects across the country, disproportionately impacting communities of color and those experiencing financial hardships. The ruling will also lead to a confusing and contradictory web of state-based

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Blog Series Captures Remarkable Stories from the Field: Public Heath Care Systems’ COVID Response

Millions of people in California, many of whom face financial hardships and complex health issues, have been safeguarded, supported, and cared for by those working at public health care systems since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Our blog series, funded by the California Health Care Foundation, captures the remarkable stories of nurses, doctors, medical assistants, and community health workers at 10

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