The HASD&IC Biweekly Briefing provides timely news and information for HASD&IC members and associates and is published on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Key articles and issues of interest from each publication, along with the President’s Message, are included below. Media statements and press releases can also be found here.  

5 Things To Know: CalAIM Provider Forums

CALAIM PROVIDER FORUM MEETINGS TO BE HOSTED IN MAY: California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) provider forums are designed to give current and prospective providers of enhanced care management and community support services the opportunity to share experiences, ask questions, and learn from one another. Upcoming forums will be hosted for Imperial County on May 2 at 1 p.m. (PT) and San Diego County on May 9 at 11 a.m. (PT). 

CHA Issues Alert Ahead of OHCA Hearing

Earlier this week, the California Hospital Association (CHA) issued an alert urging members to testify at the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA) board meeting on April 24. With the board’s final decision on a spending target expected at either the April 24 or May 22 board meeting, it is crucial that hospital voices continue to be heard. The board is currently considering two CHA-supported revisions to the proposed 3%, five-year spending growth target: an adjustment to account for population aging and a glide path to phase the target down over time. Members are encouraged to join the meeting in person or virtually.

Volunteers Are the Heartbeat of the Hospital

Hospitals are only able to provide essential care to patients because many dedicated people come together every day to help those in need. No one exemplifies this dedication more than California’s hospital volunteers. Next week, April 21-27, is National Volunteer Week, and it is a time for us to reflect on the selflessness, kindness, and generosity that can sometimes go unseen and unrecognized. It’s also a time to say thank you.

5 Things To Know: Naloxone Distribution Project | EMS Forum | Virtual Connection Hub | Substance Use Disorder Webinar | HCAI Loan Repayment Program

FREE FENTANYL TEST STRIPS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NALOXONE DISTRIBUTION PROJECT: The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is expanding the Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) to include fentanyl test strips, which can be obtained by eligible organizations statewide. FTS are used to detect the presence of fentanyl in drug samples prior to ingestion. NDP applicants will […]

Thoughtful Collaboration Leads to Health Care Solutions

Hospitals are facing extraordinary challenges, so being thoughtful about how we tackle the big issues is more important than ever. The pace of what is coming at us every day is relentless. It’s not easy to have meaningful conversations with the right stakeholders at the right time. To truly take on the big issues we need to slow down and create space for deeper insights. That’s a key takeaway for me after attending the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress late last month in Chicago, where I joined 5,000 health care professionals from around the country to discuss the leadership that’s needed for the challenges ahead.

5 Things To Know: Impact Wellbeing Guide | Population Health Monitoring Presentation | CHA Tagline Translations | HCAI Portal | California University Receives $20M

CDC RELEASES HEALTH CARE WORKER IMPACT WELLBEING GUIDE : The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released the Impact Wellbeing Guide: Taking Action to Improve Healthcare Worker Wellbeing. This guide is the newest addition to the Impact Wellbeing campaign launched in October 2023 and provides a step-by-step process […]

President’s Message

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