Quality Leadership Awards

Celebrating Our Members’ Efforts to Deliver High Quality Care

Every year at the CAPH/SNI Annual Conference, we showcase the most impressive initiatives that improve and advance high quality, equitable health care among our member systems with the Quality Leaders Awards (QLAs)

The QLAs are awarded across four categories including health equity, population health, care redesign and innovation.

The goals of the QLAs are to:

  • Showcase forward-thinking and innovative approaches in California’s public health care systems to address the health needs of the communities they serve
  • Encourage the spread of effective strategies that improve and advance high-quality, equitable health care
  • Recognize the dedicated and talented professionals working in public health care systems

2022 QLA Winners

Top Honor

Alameda Health System
BElovedBIRTH Black Centering


University of California San Diego Health
Establishing Same Day Infusion Treatment Protocols for Uncomplicated Sickle Cell Vaso-occlusive Crises Utilizing a Telemedicine Platform


San Mateo Medical Center
Establishing Partnerships to Meet Food Needs

Population Health

Contra Costa Health Services
Patient Engagement Using Data Insights

Care Redesign

Riverside University Health System
Utilizing Lean Methodology to Improve Access in Riverside University Health Community Health Centers

Honorable Mention

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Women’s Urgent Care to Improve Delivery of Care in the Pandemic