Advocating for Our Communities

The Public Affairs team helps Adventist Health deliver on our mission, execute our strategy and achieve the goals we have established through advocacy, public policy and communication.

2021 Advocacy Statistics

* Includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers

Read our full Advocacy Agenda

Innovation & Integration

Moving Beyond Charity Care

2022 Policy Priorities

Address the Healthcare Workforce Crisis
  • Support policies that address healthcare workforce shortages through growth and pipeline programs, specifically in rural and underserved areas
  • Advocate for the expansion of scope of practice for health care professionals and reduce the barriers to licensure in multiple states
  • Continuous discussion and forward movement for decreasing workplace violence through staff protections
Sustain and Enhance the Safety-Net
  • Advocate for fair and adequate Medicaid and Medicare payments and coverage to protect and provide care for our most vulnerable populations
  • Preserve supplemental funding like Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation to continue providing necessary care to populations like rural communities
  • Protect 340B to ensure necessary care for uninsured patients and community health programs are sustainable
Improve Access and Sustainability
  • Promote integrated, comprehensive strategies to reform care delivery and payment to bring down the cost to health systems and improve the wellbeing of our communities
  • Support policies that make care more accessible and sustainable leading to adequate medical care for all individuals
  • Remove barriers to integration and clinical networks of care to create better patient experience and effectively utilize resources
Improve Community Health and Equity
  • Advocate for whole person care including ensuring our communities have equitable opportunities not only for healthcare, but to housing, education, and other needs
  • Focus on minimizing social determinants of health so patients need to overcome less challenges
  • Improve mental health access
Advance Affordability and Consumer-Focused Healthcare
  • Advancing and integrating technological advancements with the healthcare industry which will lead to higher quality, lower cost, and more affordable care
  • Improve consumer-focused technologies that allow healthcare organizations to be more transparent about the cost of obtaining healthcare
  • Advocate for modifications and additional ways individuals can receive care to ensure there is more access for those who may have a harder time accessing clinics or hospitals