Health Affairs Forum in Sacramento — Improving Care for Californians

Past Event
Monday, October 15, 2018
Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street, Sacramento, California

About This Event

On the heels of its September theme issue, “California: Leading the Way?,” Health Affairs invited health care researchers, economists, providers, and journalists to this Sacramento briefing. Not since a special issue in spring 1996 has Health Affairs done such a deep dive into a specific state or region. The briefing will feature health policy experts and key players in California health care.

As Californians prepare for new leadership to address challenges both new and old, this is the perfect time to survey California’s health policy landscape and examine topics including: purchasing for value and quality, addressing social determinants and integrating care, and the pros and cons of consolidation. Participating panelists were:

  • Christopher Waley, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corp.
  • Tricia McGinnis, Senior Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies
  • Jeffrey Rideout, CEO, Integrated Healthcare Association
  • Bradley P. Gilbert, CEO, Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Jennifer Kent, Director, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Elliott Main, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Director, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Richard Scheffler, Distringuished Chair Emeritus in Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare, UC-Berkeley
  • Elizabeth Imholz, Director, Special Projects, Consumers Union
  • Thomas M. Priselac, CEO, Cedars Sinai

The California theme issue and the briefing were funded by CHCF, the Blue Shield of California Foundation, The California Endowment, and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.

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Presenters

  • Bradley Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer, Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Sandra R. Hernández, President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation
  • Peter Long, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • Elliott Main, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Director, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Tricia McGinnis, Senior Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies
  • Jeff Rideout, President and CEO, Integrated Health Care Association
  • Richard Scheffler, Distinguished Chair Emeritus in Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • Christopher Whaley, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Alan R. Weil, Editor in Chief, Health Affairs
  • Others to be announced