Thank you to all who attended the 2016 CAPH/SNI Annual Conference: Thriving Patients, Caring Systems, Healthy Communities.  We hope you came away from our three days in Pasadena energized and inspired by speakers like Dr. America Bracho, Executive Director of Latino Health Access; Dr. Rishi Manchanda, founder of the Upstreamist Institute; and Jon Favreau, former speechwriter for President Obama.

Many of you had the opportunity to attend meetings and learning sessions with your colleagues, both from within your organization and from all of California’s public health care systems, and attendees had the chance to network with others from across the landscape of public health care, including foundation leaders and sponsors, as well as members of the CAPH/SNI team.

All told, the conference had more than 250 attendees and twenty-eight hours of programming, including nine keynote speakers (a record for us!), three affinity group meetings, a half-day workshop, two board meetings, an awards luncheon, a documentary screening, and our annual Chair’s Reception and Holiday Gala Dinner.

Presentations and materials from the conference are available below, check out this year’s QLA winners here, and mark your calendars now for early December of next year!

Mark your calendars for December 5-7, 2018.  We are returning the Meritage Resort in Napa. Registration will open in early September. Stay tuned for more info…

For more than 30 years, the CAPH/SNI Annual Conference has been a place for public health care system leadership, state and local officials and their staffs, and representatives from advocacy organizations and foundations to gather, connect, learn, and be inspired.

The CAPH/SNI Annual Conference celebrates and informs the work being done by California’s public health care systems to fulfill their essential safety net mission and mandate – to provide the right care in the right place at the right time to everyone, regardless of insurance status, ability to pay, or other circumstance, while competing in the health care marketplace.

The conference features guest speakers who are recognized figures from the worlds of health care practice, policy, and politics, and is regularly attended by more than 200 leaders.

2018 CAPH/SNI Annual Conference

Registration Opens Early September

2018 CAPH/SNI Annual Conference
Meritage Hotel
Program of Events

Wednesday, December 5






4:00PM– 6:00PM




Waiver Integration Team (WIT) (CAPH/SNI Members)

Buffet Lunch

Chief Finance Officers Meeting (CAPH/SNI Members)

SNI Annual Board Meeting (CAPH/SNI Members)

CAPH Annual Board Meeting (CAPH/SNI Members)

CIO/CMIO Meeting (CAPH/SNI Members)

Chairs Reception


Thursday, December 6













Continental Breakfast


Opening  Remarks
René Santiago, Deputy County Executive and Director of the County of Santa Clara Health System and Chair, CAPH Board of Directors
Erica Murray, President and CEO, CAPH

Morning Sessions: TBA

CAPH/SNI Quality Leaders Awards Luncheon

Afternoon Sessions: TBA

PRIME Managers Meeting (CAPH/SNI Members)

Holiday Gala Dinner

Friday, December 7










Breakfast Buffet

Welcoming Remarks
Chester Kunnappilly, MD, CEO, San Mateo Medical Center, Chair, SNI Board of Directors
Giovanna Giuliani, Executive Director, SNI

Morning Sessions: TBA

Closing Remarks
Erica Murray, President and CEO, CAPH


Important Information:

To receive the discounted group room rate, please book hotel through this link.

The Meritage Resort & Spa


Matt Salo

Matt Salo was named Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) in February 2011. The association represents all 56 of the nation’s state and territorial Medicaid Directors, and provides them with a strong unified voice in national discussions as well as a locus for technical assistance and best practices.

Matt formerly spent 12 years at the National Governors Association, where he worked on the Governors’ health care and human services reform agendas, and spent the 5 years prior to that as a health policy analyst working for the state Medicaid Directors as part of the American Public Human Services Association.

Matt also spent two years as a substitute teacher in the public school system in Alexandria, VA, and holds a BA in Eastern Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.


Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt has decades of private and public sector leadership in health care.  Over his career, Andy has shaped some of the most significant and successful initiatives in health care impacting millions of Americans and the direction of the health care system. From 2015 to 2017 he served as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under President Obama, overseeing the Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Under his leadership, the U.S. health care system saw record reductions in the uninsured rate, nationwide improvements in quality, record low cost growth, and a major upsurge in value-based payment models.

Andy currently serves as Board Chair of United States of Care, a non-partisan non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care, and that policies to make progress toward that goal are politically feasible and fiscally responsible.

Andy lives in Minnesota with his family. He is a graduate of the Wharton School and The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Leon Evans


For almost forty years, Leon Evans has worked with community partners in public health and safety to provide innovative approaches to hope and healing.  Communities throughout the nation and abroad have come to tour The Center for Health Care Services’ facilities and learn about programs that drive down the cost of health care and help thousands of people avoid jail and long-term hospital stays.  In the process of helping individuals and families regain independent, productive lives, Evans’ programs have saved over $95 million in taxpayer dollars over the past eight years and helped make Bexar County a healthier place to live.

Evans’ internationally recognized programs are the result of a highly effective and cooperative spirit throughout the health, law enforcement, judicial and non-profit organizations in San Antonio, Bexar County and the Nation.  Evans maintains a rigorous travel schedule, testifying at the local, state, and federal level on crisis, jail diversion, and homelessness.

Evans was recognized by CNN as one of our Nations Mental Warriors, whose programs have received the American Psychiatric Association Gold Award, and many other citations and recognitions for innovations and community partnerships and collaborations.  He is currently a member of the National Quality Partners “National Opioid Taskforce.”

Additional speakers to come.  Please stay tuned…


CAPH/SNI Annual Conference sponsors can meet and network with leaders and executives from California’s 21 public health care systems, as well as well-regarded figures from across the state and federal health care landscapes.

Sponsors are recognized and thanked for their valuable contribution to this once-a-year opportunity for those who provide care to California’s most vulnerable, and include complimentary registrations, including entrance to our Thursday evening gala.

Depending on their level of contribution, sponsors can also enjoy high-visibility recognition at conference events, exhibitor tables, access to a hospitality suite for small-group meetings and presentations, executive introductions facilitated by a liaison from the CAPH/SNI staff, as well as speaking opportunities.


Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

Emerald Level

The Quality Leaders Awards (QLAs) recognize outstanding initiatives across California’s public health care systems and honor the good work underway to redesign ambulatory care, achieve performance excellence, and become data-driven organizations.

Waiver Integration Team – More information forthcoming

Gold Level

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Silver Level


Bronze Level

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Emerald Level

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