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, including Mauricio 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 agenda click here.

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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.