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Community Health Care Goals

HIP members established community health care goals for 2010 as part of the United Way's Community Assessment Project. These goals guide HIP and its partners in prioritizing initiatives for improving healthcare locally:

  1. Santa Cruz County residents will have improved access to primary, specialty and emergency medical services. Appropriate planning and training will have been accomplished for medical response to disasters.
  2. 80 percent of healthcare providers will use Health Information Technology to improve patient safety, enhance healthcare systems efficiency, and provide community-wide secure health data to improve population health for Santa Cruz County residents.
  3. 50 percent of Santa Cruz County residents age 19 and older will report having their end-of-life wishes for medical treatment in a written document.
  4. The prevalence of childhood obesity in Santa Cruz County will be reduced by 5 percent.

 

HIP Weighs In ...

State Budget:
Letter to Governor March 2011
Letter to Governor February 2011

National Health Care Reform:
The Affordable Care Act