On May 8, CHCF's Health Care Forum and 20th Anniversary Celebration brought together leaders from health care delivery and health policy to share ideas for making meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California.
The day began with a discussion with health policy journalist Sarah Kliff from Vox, who described where California sits in the national health care debate. Participants then chose from six breakout sessions, each offering real-world examples of health care that is working. The program culminated with a keynote address by acclaimed novelist and professor of medicine Abraham Verghese, MD. The event ended with a celebration of our mission, and a reflection on the achievements of the past, as we look forward to working with our partners to achieve a health care system that works for all Californians.
Read on for a summary of the day's events.