UC Berkeley School of Public Health | Dean’s Speaker Series
Wednesday, December 7*
Talk with reception to follow: 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater and Wolf Gallery
Speakers: Dr. Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities, The California Endowment; Dr. Sandra R. Hernández, President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation; Dr. Karen Smith, Director and State Public Health Officer, California Department of Public Health
Moderator: Stephen Shortell, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professorship, HPM Professor of Organizational Behavior, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
California’s health landscape is always shifting due to budget fluctuations, market dynamics, and policy and demographic changes—and the pace of change is likely to accelerate following the November 2016 election. Change can lead to challenges, and challenges often disproportionately impact low-income residents and vulnerable populations. How can we improve access to and quality of care in our state? How can we promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians, particularly those most in need?
Join three prominent California health policy leaders dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the health of individuals and of our communities as they discuss how California can best move forward following the recent election and the challenges and opportunities present in our changing landscape.