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

Register NOW for the 2014 CAPH/SNI Annual Conference December 3-5, 2014 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California.  CAPH is pleased to announce a number of exciting keynote speakers already confirmed, including Maurice Lim Miller, Founder and CEO of the Family Independence Initiative; journalist and MSNBC contributor Ezra Klein; California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Diana Dooley; Frederick Isasi, Health Division Director for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices; and Dr. Ruben Amarasingham, CEO of the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation. For draft agenda click here. Please reserve your hotel rooms by 11/21 for group rates click here:


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Whole-Person Care in California

CAPH and SNI in collaboration John Snow Inc., with support from the Blue Shield of California Foundation, are excited to announce the release of Opportunities for Whole-Person Care in California. The culmination of in-depth research and interviews in 2013 and 2014 with key county health, behavioral health, plan, social services, and housing experts, this work identifies challenges and opportunities to advance the Triple Aim for our most vulnerable patients such as homeless and jail-involved individuals.