Bridging Disparity Gaps for Colorectal Cancer

African American men and women are about 20% more likely to get colorectal cancer (CRC) and 40% more likely to die from it than other ethnic groups. Fortunately, CRC can be detected early through screening and that’s why Alameda Health System (AHS) started a pilot program to minimize barriers by conveniently mailing patients at-home fecal [...]

2023-03-20T23:55:55+00:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: AHS In The News|

CBS News Highlights How BelovedBIRTH Black Centering Helps New Moms Thrive

CBS Bay Area News follows BelovedBIRTH Black Centering patient Sabrina as she maneuvers pregnancy, perinatal care, and new motherhood. Featuring Alameda Health System (AHS) midwife and BelovedBIRTH program director Jyesha Wren, this segment calls attention to racial disparities in Black maternal health and how Black-centered care is helping moms and babies thrive. Watch the full [...]

2023-03-18T00:47:48+00:00March 18th, 2023|Categories: AHS In The News, AHS Newsletter, Featured|Tags: , , |

KQED Features AHS Midwife and BelovedBIRTH Black Centering Program Director Jyesha Wren

Originally published on The Bay, a KQED program. The U.S. ranks 55th in the world in maternal mortality rates. Those rates are even worse for Black women, whose maternal mortality rate is more than two times higher than any other racial or ethnic group. Patients and advocates cite lower access to quality care and racism in the [...]

2023-03-17T23:40:42+00:00March 17th, 2023|Categories: AHS In The News, AHS Newsletter, Featured|Tags: , , |

Five Lessons Learned as the CIO of a Safety Net Organization

Originally published on EpicShare. By Mark D. Amey, MBA, Chief Information Officer at Alameda Health System Alameda Health System (AHS) is a public, integrated health care provider that delivers equitable, compassionate, and culturally sensitive care to the most vulnerable populations in Alameda County, regardless of social and financial barriers. As a safety net health system [...]

2023-02-28T01:57:45+00:00February 28th, 2023|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|Tags: , , , |

Top health official hopes to take local ‘food for medicine’ program nationwide.

Originally published on CBS News. OAKLAND - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra was at Wilma Chan Highland Hospital in Oakland on Friday morning to hear how Alameda County has been at treating, preventing and reversing disease by prescribing more vegetables, altering patients behavior and training providers. Federal officials now want to [...]

‘It just looks like people dying’: Oakland’s meth crisis is growing at an alarming rate.

Originally published on The Oaklandside.  By Robin Buller. Health experts and social workers say meth use and harms associated with it are rising fast and treatment options are limited. In an older wing of Oakland’s historic Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus, a patient waits on an examination table. He is there to receive a monthly [...]

2023-02-28T03:07:43+00:00February 16th, 2023|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|Tags: , |

You can now watch Oakland’s favorite red-tailed hawks on a live cam.

Highland Hospital staff and wildlife ecologists are hoping Stormy and Sunny will raise chicks again this spring. Originally published on The Oaklandside. By Darwin BondGraham A pair of red-tailed hawks have been living on Oakland’s Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus for several years now. Their soaring flights across the hospital’s central courtyard garden, and around the perimeter [...]

2023-02-28T02:22:53+00:00February 14th, 2023|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|Tags: , , , |

Oakland programs are supporting Black postpartum women.

By Florence Middleton. Originally published on The Oaklandside. During pregnancy, Hayes joined BElovedBIRTH Black Centering, an Alameda Health System program available at Highland Hospital and most other AHS hospitals, which delivers perinatal care in a group setting. It launched in 2018 as part of Alameda County’s Perinatal Equity Initiative, which was designed by and for Black women and has served [...]

2023-02-06T17:51:33+00:00February 3rd, 2023|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

For better outcomes, health systems invest in quality and safety workforce.

By Mari Devereaux for Modern Health Care. Before its leaders began putting resources toward revamping its quality program, Alameda Health System was in a tough spot. In 2020, the San Francisco Bay Area public health system received low hospital safety grades from the Leapfrog Group and five condition-level findings from the Joint Commission accrediting body, [...]

2022-10-07T16:07:32+00:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

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

For the last year, Alameda Health System has gathered with 12 other California public health care systems to share strategies for dismantling structural racism in health care. The program is called the Racial Equity Community of Practice (CoP). It is a first-of-its-kind, designed specifically for public health care systems in partnership with the National Equity [...]

2022-10-06T19:22:58+00:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|Tags: , , , , , |