Council Connect Article

Hospitals are Safe Havens, Regardless of Immigration Status

The national debate surrounding federal immigration policies provides an important opportunity for California hospitals to reinforce the bond they have with local communities. All Californians should know that, regardless of their immigration status, they should feel safe seeking care. To help hospitals spread that message in their communities, the California Hospital Association has developed a toolkit of materials, including sample:

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Talking points
  • Media statement
  • Opinion editorial
  • Letter to the editor
  • Social media content

Much of the content is available in both English and Spanish. To download the toolkit, visit