Established in 1983, CAPH is a statewide trade association representing 19 public and not-for profit hospitals, academic medical centers and comprehensive health care systems working on the front lines of health care in California.


CAPH represents
California's public health care systems,
which are the core of the state's health care
safety net, delivering high quality care
to all in need and working to improve
the health of their patients and communities.

Fast Facts

Though just 6% of all California hospitals statewide, public health care systems:

  • Serve 2.85 million Californians each year
  • Are located in 15 counties where 80% of all Californians reside
  • Deliver 10 million outpatient visits per year


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Our Quality Improvement Affiliate


Since 1999, the California Health Care Safety Net Institute (SNI) has helped public health care systems develop and spread innovative programs to help improve the quality of patient care and care coordination, enhance efficiencies, and eliminate health care disparities.

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CAPH/SNI Annual Conference

Thank you to all our attendees, sponsors and speakers for a wonderful 2014 CAPH/SNI Annual Conference in San Diego, December 3-5, 2014. 

To access the speaker presentations from the event, click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Gina Lenhart at (510) 874-7100.



Leading the Way: California’s DSRIP

Through the Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP), part of California’s 2010-2015 Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver, California’s public health care systems are proactively transforming their systems to more effectively and efficiently provide care to their patients.  Learn more about their achievements in this video and companion publication.