About

Overview

Who We Are

Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) is a community health improvement initiative led by the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) focused on reducing health disparities initially in the HASC region:

  • Los Angeles
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • Santa Barbara
  • San Bernardino
  • Ventura

CLC is working to advance significant systems change through a collective impact model involving hospitals and health systems, public health departments, community clinics, Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans and other stakeholders.

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Board of Directors

Our member Board of Directors is comprised of hospitals, health plans, community clinics, public health, and related health association executives.

  • John Calderone, PhD, Retired Hospital CEO, Chair
  • Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, Vice Chair
  • Dora Barilla, President and Co-Founder, HC2 Strategies, Inc., Secretary
  • Will Garand, Vice President, Planning & Managed Care, Community Memorial Health System, Treasurer
  • George Greene, President and CEO, Hospital Association of Southern California, Vice Chair/Ex Officio
  • Thomas Priselac, President/CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System

 

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Advisory Committee

​​The Communities Lifting Communities Advisory Group members represent hospitals, health plans, community clinics, public health, and related health association executives. 

  • Alina Moran, President/CEO, California Hospital Medical Center

  • Audra Strickland, Regional Vice President, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties, HASC

  • Barbara Masters, Director California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative

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Our Team

Our staff consists of professionals with experience in health care and public health. We are dedicated to elevating community health and reducing health disparities.

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Our Story

In January 2017, the board of the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) approved a new community health improvement initiative focused on reducing health disparities in the HASC region of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

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Our Vision, Mission & Values

VISION
We work to advance systems change through a collective impact model involving hospitals and health systems, public health departments, community clinics, Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans and community stakeholders. 
 

MISSION
To assist hospitals, public health departments, and other stakeholders to collectively move the needle on reducing health disparities and improving community health.
 

ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES

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The Planning Process

The CLC strategic planning process began in 2017 when CLC founding partners conducted an environmental scan and met with hospitals and local health departments to identify collective opportunities to improve community health and reduce health disparities.
 

CLC Priorities Areas

2018 – 2021 CLC Initiatives include six priority areas:

1. Community Health Improvement Initiatives

Maximize and support relationships between hospitals, public health departments and other stakeholders. These initiatives can also help develop quality improvement projects addressing clinical care, organizational change, and community engagement. Initiatives will focus on improving birth outcomes, diabetes prevention, homelessness and behavioral health.

2.  Hospital Advancements in Community Health Improvement

Showcases hospital efforts to improve community health and collaboratively create healthy communities through a variety of innovative population health strategies, initiatives, and partnerships.

3.  Hospital Strategic Leadership Training

Builds knowledge and understanding of population health improvement strategies. This training can also increase institutional capacity and alignment, and achieve greater equity, while engaging diverse stakeholders to address the social determinants of health.

4.  Innovative, Sustainable Financing Models for Prevention Initiative

Researches and identifies best practices and emerging examples of innovative financing models in the HASC region. A Capstone Roundtable at the 2020 HASC Annual Meeting will convene experts on innovative financing, community development, health care, and public health to discuss strategies and next steps for implementation.

5.  Community Planning and Investment

Facilitates regional convenings with health care, public health, and community stakeholders to explore specific strategies for alignment based on community health data, health needs, and community health improvement priority areas.

6. Data Analytics, Evaluation and Measurement Initiative

Integrates community and clinical data to develop community profiles, evaluates improvement interventions and can be used to recommend policy solutions that advance healthy community conditions.

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Contact Us

For general questions, please complete and submit the form below. For questions about Communitie Lifting Communities initiatives, programs and trainings, please make sure to specify the name on the topic.

515 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1300
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3300
Phone: (213) 538-0700
Fax: (213) 629-4272