Teri Boughton, MHA, Principal Consultant
Toby Douglas, MPP, MPH, Director
Shawn Martin, Director, Health
California Health Policy Forum
Formed in 2005 by the Center for Health Improvement, the California Health Policy Forum provides an independent platform for education, idea sharing, and conversations among legislative and executive branch health policy staff about the vast array of health issues facing the state today. Health care has never been more important than it is today, as individual states and the nation struggle to identify effective ways to increase access to care, improve quality, and manage costs.
On issues that are complex and increasingly partisan, the Forum provides a rare neutral venue for learning and discussion of policy recommendations among legislative and executive staff, enriching the dialogue over health care at the highest levels of state government. By delivering high-quality information and analyses, the Forum helps policymakers in seeking solutions to some of our states most challenging problems.
The California Health Policy Forum invites leading experts from across California and the country to present the latest evidence, innovations, and thinking in an exploration of current pressing health care issues. The Forum also synthesizes the latest research and analyzes health care issues in published briefs that offer concrete policy recommendations on a range of topics that legislators and state health agency need to understand.
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Missed Our Latest Forums?
Access presentations and background materials from our latest briefings. Our most recent briefing "Preventing Violence, Promoting Health" was held on Thursday, August 1. Prior to that, a briefing "Designed for Health: Using Evidence to Transform California Communities," co-sponsored with the Public Health Institute (PHI), was held Friday, April 19, 2013. A briefing on County Health Rankings: Designing a Roadmap to Health in California Communities, co-sponsored with the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC) and PHI, was held April 5, 2013.
Read Our Recent Policy Briefs
Check out our latest policy brief on Healthy Homes, Healthy Communities: The Promise of Violence Prevention. It was written by Yali Bair, PhD, Ursa Consulting Group, and Karen Shore, PhD, Center for Health Improvement.
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Funding for the California Health Policy Forum is provided by grants from the California HealthCare Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and The California Endowment.