California’s Healthcare Districts Without Hospitals: Challenges and Opportunities

Some healthcare districts used to operate hospitals that have since been sold or closed, while others have never operated one. Roughly 30 healthcare districts do not operate hospitals but provide a range of other services. Some programs include comprehensive medical clinics, ambulance services, assisted living facilities, childhood obesity prevention, chronic disease management, grant making, nutritional counseling, physical education, and substance abuse programs. This session provides attendees with an understanding of the role, programs, and services offered by healthcare districts which do not operate hospitals.