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


Learn More


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.

Visit Website

CAPH/SNI Annual Conference

CAPH/SNI is now accepting applications for the 2014 Quality Leader Awards (QLAs). Applications are due Aug. 8. We are also pleased to announce a number of exciting keynote speakers for our upcoming annual conference. Speakers already confirmed include 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. The 2014 CAPH/SNI Annual Conference will be held December 3-5, 2014 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California. Registration will open this fall. Signature - STD

CAPH-Member Highlights

CAPH members UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA and UC San Diego health systems have been designated among the nation’s information technology leaders, according to the 2014 Health Care’s Most Wired Survey that appears in Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) is one of only 12 hospitals being recognized nationwide for supporting families as partners in care by eliminating restrictive visiting hours. CCRMC has implemented a new Welcoming Policy to make the hospital accessible 24 hours a day to family and loved-ones of those receiving care in the medical center.