About Us

Working to advance significant systems change through a collective impact model.


We work to advance systems change and promote intercultural health equity through the effective use of data, prevention strategies, leadership and partnerships.


Working in partnership with local communities, we will facilitate the transformation of the health care system to reduce health inequities and improve community health.


  • Partnership

    We believe that strong partnerships built on trust, collaboration and mutual respect are key to achieving shared goals and creating lasting impact.

  • Equity

    We are committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work, and ensuring that everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources.

  • Empathy

    We strive to approach every interaction with empathy, understanding and compassion and to actively listen and learn from diverse perspectives.

  • Integrity

    We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of ethics and integrity, and are transparent, honest, and consistent in our actions and decisions.

  • Innovation

    We believe in embracing innovation as a driver of positive change, to inspire creativity, unlock new opportunities and continuously improve and evolve.

Who We Are

Communities Lifting Communities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate of the Hospital Association of Southern California, working alongside HASC hospital members and multi-stakeholders in co-creating and co-designing strategies to improve community health and reduce health inequities.


Foster Collaboration

We foster collaboration between hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans, community clinics, community-based organizations and members and patients because we can do more collectively than individually.

Cultural Competency & Relationships

We improve intercultural competency by understanding culturally appropriate care for patients and families and the intersections of race, gender, identity and language.

Center Patient & Community Voices

We center patient and community voices through active listening about needs, building bridges and relationships to address the social drivers of health, and bringing local resources to patients and families.

Provide Quality Improvement

We facilitate quality improvement by disaggregating patient outcomes data by race, ethnicity and language and implement QI strategies at the clinical, institutional and community levels.

Build Modes for Reflection

We build modes for reflection and assessment to ensure we are achieving the health improvement outcomes we want and to redesign the strategies as needed.