Many of the barriers to effective emergency care systems are also
barriers to effective population health management and the
Associations’ vision of an optimally healthy society.
Pre-hospital care and services, emergency department crowding,
alternate destinations and treatment sites as well as post-acute
transfer options impact the effectiveness of emergency
departments and the ability of residents to receive the right
care, at the right time, in the right place.
Advocate for adoption of policies that improve access and
coordination of patient care as well as timely triage, treatment
and transfers from hospital emergency departments to other
appropriate care settings.
The week of November 18, the Senate Energy, Utilities and
Communications Committee conducted an oversight
hearing to address recent public safety power shutoff (PSPS)
events, during which utilities intentionally shut off power in
certain areas at heightened risk of weather-related
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