SNI History and Mission
Established in 1999, the California Health Care Safety Net Institute (SNI) is the 501c3 affiliate of CAPH. SNI offers clinical expertise and strategic technical assistance to CAPH members, and applies that expertise in informing and shaping CAPH’s policy and advocacy efforts to support higher value care.
SNI’s programmatic work builds on the belief that California’s public health care systems are uniquely well-qualified and dedicated to addressing the health needs of vulnerable individuals and at-risk communities, within the context of California’s rich racial and ethnic diversity.
While these public health care systems perform critical work for low-income and vulnerable populations, they do so with extremely limited resources, and operate under razor-thin margins. SNI supports public health care systems in improving patient care and efficiency by designing and implementing technical assistance programs, facilitating peer learning, identifying and sharing successful practices, and making connections for our member health care systems with other critical partners and resources, among other activities. SNI develops and disseminates important tools that help member systems measure and report their quality performance.
Together, CAPH/SNI advances efforts that strengthen our members’ ability to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time.