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 who attended our 2015 Annual Conference at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, CA, from December 2-4.  

Conference materials, including speaker presentations, are available here.

For more information, please contact Gina Lenhart at (510) 874-7100.

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Communications Updates


Read our January, 2016 issue brief on the newly-approved Medi-Cal 2020 waiver.

You can also read our report on the impact of the 2010 waiver's DSRIP program over the last five years, and see some of the results for yourself in this video.