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 fulfil 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
Schedule — coming soon


2017 Conference Agenda Download

Wednesday, December 5










4:00PM– 6:00PM










Registration – Regency Foyer

Waiver Integration Team (WIT) (CAPH/SNI Members)
Regency Main (see more registration details on the WIT tab)

Buffet Lunch
– Regency 1-3


Chief Finance Officers Meeting (CAPH/SNI Members) Big Sur 1-3


SNI Annual Board Meeting (CAPH/SNI Members) Regency 6


CAPH Annual Board Meeting (CAPH/SNI Members) Regency 1-3


CIO/CMIO Meeting (CAPH/SNI Members) Oaktree 1-3


Chairs Reception – Hyatt Tusca Ristorante


Thursday, December 7














































Registration – Regency Foyer

Continental Breakfast – Regency 1-3

– Regency Foyer


Opening  Remarks – Regency Main
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


Welcome Address
The Honorable Bill Monning, California State Senate
Introduction: Erica Murray, President and CEO, CAPH


Morning Sessions:
Navigating the Federal Health Care Policy Debate
Eliot Fishman, Senior Director of Health Policy, Families USA
Introduction: Diane Ung, Esq., Foley & Lardner LL

The Medicaid Experience
Jamila Michener, Professor, Cornell University
Introduction: Gary Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Natividad Medical Center




The New Political Landscape: Finding the Path Forward
Matthew Dowd, Special Correspondent and Analyst for ABC New
Introduction: Delvecchio Finley, CEO, Alameda Health System





CAPH/SNI Quality Leaders Awards Luncheon – Regency Main





Afternoon Sessions:
End-of-Life Care: What Really Matters
BJ Miller, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Former Executive Director, Zen Hospice Project
Introduction: Johnson Gill, Director, Ventura County Health Agency


The Journey from Reforming Health Care to Improving Health
John Kitzhaber, Former Governor of Oregon
Introduction: Jennifer Cruikshank, CEO, Riverside University Health System Medical Center


Public Health Care System Financing – Regency 4-6


PRIME Managers Meeting (CAPH/SNI Members) – Spyglass 1


Holiday Gala Dinner (Off-Site)
Folktale Winery
Transportation Details
Depart Hyatt: Conference Center Entrance– 1st shuttle departs at 5:30PM, last shuttle departs at 6:00PM

Return to Hyatt:  Folktale Winery Entrance – 1st shuttle departs Folktale at 9:00PM, last shuttle will depart at 9:45PM

Friday, December 8


























Registration – Regency Foyer

Breakfast Buffet – Regency 1-3

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

The Camden Coalition: Successful Practices for Transforming an Organization
Jared Susco, COO and Interim CEO of Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Introduction: Giovanna Giuliani, Executive Director, SNI


Emerging Solutions from the Front Line of California’s Opioid Crisis
Kelly Pfeifer, MD, Director of High-Value Care, California Health Care Foundation
Diana Coffa, MD, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
John Connolly, Acting Deputy Director of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Introduction: Giovanna Giuliani, Executive Director, SNI




New York DSRIP: Establishing Partnerships to Transform Care and Improve Health
Christina Jenkins, MD, former President and CEO, OneCity Health Services, NYC Health + Hospitals
Introduction: Giovanna Giuliani, Executive Director, SNI


Closing Remarks
Erica Murray, President and CEO, CAPH




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.

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 Agenda

SNI will reimburse travel expenses to the WIT for up to 4 people per system. Reimbursement is only available for people who are not attending the rest of the conference (under “select registrant type,” choose “WIT convening attendee only”). If you are only attending the WIT, you do not need to pay the conference registration fee.

Gold Level

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Silver Level


Bronze Level

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Emerald Level

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