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Recent Trends in Mortality Rates and Causes of Death Among People Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles County

October 2019 |

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

The homelessness epidemic reflects a fundamental failure of society to meet the most basic needs of its people. Many who become homeless face conditions that greatly imperil their health. Multiple studies have documented mortality rates from three to eight times higher among those who are homeless compared to those in the general population.

State

2019 California Future Healthcare Workforce Commission Report

February 2019 |

California Future Healthcare Workforce Commission

The California Future Health Workforce Commission was created to help the state close the gap between the health workforce we have and the workforce we need.

federal

Hospitals and Health Systems Face Unprecedented Financial Pressures Due to COVID-19

May 2020 |

American Hospital Association

America’s hospitals and health systems have stepped up in heroic and unprecedented ways to meet the challenges of COVID-19. As outbreaks have occurred across the country infecting more than 1 million people, hospitals have ramped up testing efforts and are treating hundreds of thousands of Americans in an effort to save lives and minimize the virus’ spread. This includes establishing testing tents, adding general and intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity, and developing COVID-19 units to isolate and treat patients with the disease while safeguarding the health of other patients and hospital staff. These challenges have created historic financial pressures for America’s hospitals and health systems. This report attempts to quantify these effects over the short-term, which are limited to the impacts over a four-month period from March 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Based on these analyses, the AHA estimates a total four-month financial impact of $202.6 billion in losses for America’s hospitals and health systems, or an average of $50.7 billion per month.

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