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!


Thank you to all who attended the 2017 CAPH/SNI Annual Conference: Resilient Leadership in Monterey.

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 to Open early September.

Stay Tuned for 2018 Schedule

2017 CAPH/SNI Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Monterey


Conference Agenda Download

Wednesday, December 6










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



The Meritage Resort & Spa


Diana Coffa, MD
Associate Professor of Family Medicine UCSF
Diana Coffa, MD is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to being board certified in addiction medicine, Dr. Coffa is the residency program director of the UCSF Family Medicine residency at San Francisco General Hospital and core faculty at the UCSF Primary Care Addiction Medicine fellowship. Dr. Coffa has led the development and implementation of buprenorphine prescribing protocols in outpatient, inpatient, and labor and delivery settings.

Diana Coffa Presentation


John Connolly PHD
Acting Deputy Director of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.  John Connolly is Acting Deputy Director of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. In that role, he leads the Strategic, Beneficiary and External Affairs, and the Systems of Care Branches of SAPC. Dr. Connolly has been a leader of Los Angeles County’s implementation of the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System, a pilot of California’s “Medi-Cal 2020” 1115 Medicaid wavier.

John Connolly Presentation


Matthew Dowd
ABC News Political Analyst
Former Chief Strategist, Bush-Cheney 2004 Presidential Campaign. Dowd is a political strategist and consultant based in Texas who is an independent and has worked for companies and candidates on both sides of the aisle.  He is a correspondent for ABC News and author of a new book called A New Way: Embracing the Paradox as We Lead and Serve.


Eliot Fishman
Senior Director of Policy, FamiliesUSA
As Senior Director of Health Policy, Eliot Fishman leads Families USA’s policy strategy, working with the policy department and other members of senior leadership. In this capacity, he helps to provide analysis and insight regarding universal coverage, transformation of health care delivery and payment, consumer engagement in care, and achieving equity in health care access and outcomes.

Eliot Fishman Presentation


Christina Jenkins, MD
Dr. Christina Jenkins served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OneCity Health Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYC Health + Hospitals. In this role, Dr. Jenkins provided programmatic, operational and strategic leadership to support and manage OneCity Health, a $1.2 billion partnership of over 220 organizations anchored by NYC Health + Hospitals and formed in 2014 under the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program.


John Kitzhaber
John Kitzhaber is the former Governor of Oregon and a physician by background, who took a leading role in advancing innovative health reforms while in office. He will tell the story of Oregon’s 30 year health reform journey, the leadership that it took, and what lessons California can learn.

John Kitzhaber Presentation


Jamila Michener
Jamila Michener is an Assistant professor in the department of Government at Cornell University. Her research focuses on poverty and racial inequality in American politics. More specifically, her work explores two overarching themes: the conditions under which economically and racially disadvantaged groups engage in the political process, and the role of the state in shaping the political and economic trajectories of marginalized communities. Centering on these concerns, her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Jamila Michener Presentation


BJ Miller, MD, MPH
Dr. BJ Miller is one of the pre-eminent speakers on patient-centered care, palliative, and end-of-life care. Drawing on his expertise as a physician, former Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project, and as a patient, he is an advocate for a healthcare system that maximizes quality of life and that minimizes unnecessary suffering.

BJ Miller Presentation


Kelly Pfeifer, MD
Dr. Kelly Pfeifer is director of CHCF’s High-Value Care team, which supports policies and care models that align with patient preferences, are proven effective, and are affordable.

In this capacity, she leads CHCF’s efforts in maternity care, end-of-life care, and the care of populations with complex behavioral health and medical conditions. Kelly was named the 2017 recipient of the Beverlee A. Myers Award by the California Department of Public Health for her work addressing the opioid epidemic. It is the agency’s highest annual award given to an individual exhibiting outstanding leadership in public health.

Kelly Pfeifer Presentation


Jared Susco
Jared is the chief operating officer and interim CEO of Camden Coalition, which works to improve the health of Camden, New Jersey residents through innovative approaches like “hotspotting” — a data-driven process for timely identification of extreme patterns of health care use.

More information about Camden Coalition’s organizational journey can be found in these two presentation:

Part One

Part Two


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the CAPH/SNI Annual Conference.

Exhibitor Presentations:

COPE Health Solutions would like to thank CAPH and their members for another fantastic annual conference. For those who were unable to join our presentation in our hospitality suite, you can view it here: We look forward to continuing to work with public hospitals and health systems across California.


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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.

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