ITUP Announces Dates and Locations for 2016 Regional Workgroups

September 28, 2016

ITUP will be hosting its 2016 series of California regional workgroups from October to December (schedule below). ITUP conducts health-policy research and serves as an independent convener bringing together health care leaders around the state to build common understanding on issues and policies affecting the health of Californians.

ITUP regional workgroups facilitate constructive dialogue, problem solving and identification of workable solutions to educate and inform state and local policymakers.

Workgroup findings inform ITUP’s analytical work and future convenings, including the annual ITUP statewide conference held each February in Sacramento.This year, the workgroups will discuss region-specific opportunities and challenges related to the following:

  • Three years of expanded coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA);
  • Implementation of California’s Section 1115 federal Medicaid waiver, Medi-Cal 2020; and
  • State and local efforts to better integrate and improve the delivery of behavioral health services (mental health and substance use disorder treatment services).

In addition, this year, ITUP’s new Executive Director, Deborah Reidy Kelch, will share the vision and direction for ITUP going forward.

Please join us and be part of the conversation! ITUP will send a finalized agenda to participants prior to each workgroup.

Region Date and Time  Location
Los Angeles Health Collaborative July 27, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The California Endowment, Los Angeles
Bay Area (registration) October 5, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The California Endowment, Oakland Conference Center
Central Valley (registration) October 20, 2016
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The California Endowment, Fresno
North Central (registration) October 21, 2016
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Insure the Uninsured Project, Sacramento Office
Orange County (registration) October 26, 2016
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers
San Diego (registration) October 28, 2016
12:00 m – 2:00 pm
Alliance Healthcare Foundation
North Rural, Mendocino (registration) November 1, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mendocino County Executive Offices
North Rural, Humboldt (registration) November 2, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Humboldt Area Foundation
North Rural – Shasta (registration) November 3, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Health Alliance of Northern California
Inland Empire (registration) December 1, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Inland Empire Health Plan
Los Angeles Health Collaborative December 14, 2016
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The California Endowment, Los Angeles
Central Coast TBD TBD