Virtual 25th Annual ITUP Conference Details

Get Ready for the ITUP 2021 Conference!

The ITUP 25th Annual Conference is Going Virtual
February 22 – 24, 2021

COVID-19’s racial disparities and the crises facing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color this year have galvanized and elevated conversations around racial and health equity. This summer, ITUP committed to making health equity a focus in our work. ITUP’s 25th Annual Conference, the Future of Equitable Health: A Time of Crisis and Transformation, will highlight the disparities specific communities experience and the community-based efforts and larger systems that can build equitable health outcomes.

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“The Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) conference was an event that was truly at the forefront of issues related to coverage for our most vulnerable populations in California” -2020 Conference Attendee

2021 Conference Keynote Speakers



2021 Agenda At-A-Glance | February 22-24, 2021


COVID-19: Where the Health Care Delivery and Public Health Systems Intersect

Monday, February 22, 2021

1:00 – 1:10 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

1:10 – 1:50 p.m   Local Government Response Perspective

1:50 – 2:50 p.m. COVID-19 Essential Worker Spotlight: Farmworkers—Economic, Health, and Community Needs

2:50 – 3:50 p.m. Coming Together During COVID-19: Community and Health Systems

3:50 – 4:00 p.m. Wrap-Up


Future of Health Equity: A Time of Crisis and Transformation

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Opening Keynote — Daniel Dawes, JD, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine

10:00 – 10:25 a.m. Opening Remarks—State Senator Richard Pan, MD, MPH; State Assemblymember Jim Wood, DDS, Chair, Assembly Health Committee

10:25 – 11:30 a.m. Legislative Panel

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Morning Breakout Sessions (3)

Police Violence Impacts on BIPOC Health

Achieving Equity in Telehealth and Connectivity

Coverage and Enrollment: Reaching the Most Vulnerable

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Afternoon Breakout Sessions (3)

Environment and Health Care: Partnering for Community Health Equity

Health Equity for Indigenous Peoples

Medi-Cal Waiver Innovations: Addressing Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Wrap-up


Future of Health Equity: A Time of Crisis and Transformation

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks – Secretary Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH, CA Health and Human Services Agency (invited)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Keynote Panel

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions (3)

Legacy of the ACA and Achieving Health Equity

Transgender Equity: Breaking Down Barriers in Health and Health Care

Behavioral Health in the Time of Crisis

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. California Budget: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Wrap-up


*Agenda subject to change

2021 Conference Pricing 

Pre-Conference: $75

Conference: $199



ITUP’s Annual Conference is the statewide health policy conference in California that for more than 20 years has been the venue for state and local leaders to connect with colleagues, stay current with emerging health policy successes and challenges and learn about best practices and opportunities in California and around the country.

Annual conference sponsorship offsets a portion of conference costs including staffing, materials, venue, and audio/visual service. There are no limits or restrictions on sponsorship amounts!


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For more information, please contact:

Emili LaBass
Director of Programs

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Sandra Hernandez
Communications Coordinator