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The Evolving Safety Net in Southern California: Building New Models of Care for the Remaining Uninsured

Throughout the summer of 2014, ITUP met with health care leaders in Southern California to discuss caring for the remaining uninsured post-ACA implementation, building consensus and strengthening collaboration. Through one-on-one interviews with stakeholders, county-specific meetings bringing together a myriad of stakeholders, and extensive data analysis, we prepared in-depth reports on […] more

Behavioral Health Workgroup Materials

Posted below are materials from ITUP’s monthly Drug Medi-Cal workgroup. Agenda from October 2, 2013 Behavioral Health Issue Workgroup Materials from the CalMHSA Integrated Behavioral Health Project more

2012 Regional Workgroups

Below you can find all of the materials from the 2012 Regional Workgroups: 2012 Executive Summaries 2012 Workgroup Materials Humboldt County Materials Medicaid Expansion Materials Basic Health Plans Materials North Central Materials Inland Empire Materials Behavioral Health Materials General Materials Central Coast Materials Bay Area Materials Central Valley Materials All […] more

Register for ITUP’s 2013 Regional Workgroups

ITUP hosts a series of Regional Workgroups around the state each year to discuss the implementation of health care reform. Our Workgroups bring together a variety of stakeholders, including health plans, hospital and clinic associations, county personnel, community-based organizations, and advocates and unions. Click on the links below for more […] more

Register Now for ITUP’s Upcoming Regional Workgroups

ITUP will be hosting the second half of its Regional Workgroups around the state. Although presentations, agenda topics and speakers vary by region, we generally provide updates on the California Health Benefit Exchange, explore coverage models for the residually uninsured post 2014, and discuss the integration of mental health services […] more

Executive Summaries for the 2011 Regional Workgroups

Executive Summaries (2011 RWG Round 2) Executive Summaries (2011 RWG Round 1) Workgroup Materials (2011 RWG Round 2) Central Coast San Diego Orange County more

Creating the California Health Benefit Exchange: Progress to Date

An updated version is available for download, which incorporates February Exchange Board meeting news/developments. A health benefit exchange is a health insurance “marketplace” where individuals can shop for coverage based on price and quality. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010 by […] more

Exchange Recommendations January 2012

Introduction In 2011, ITUP hosted two issue workgroups on the Exchange and 25 regional workgroups on various health policy topics throughout California’s nine regions. Workgroups brought together policy makers, counties, health plans, employers, unions, community groups, providers, advocates, and other public and private stakeholders throughout the state. This brief will […] more

Medi-Cal Transformation

Introduction In 2014, up to three million uninsured low income Californians will be eligible to enroll in Medi-Cal, joining the 7.3 million already in the program and another 3 million uninsured will be eligible for private insurance the Exchange.[i] Some want to shift an additional 1 million persons from the […] more


Overview LA Health Action (LAHA)[i] convened the Strategy Team for Access, Reform and Transformation (START) in the fall of 2010 to create strong, effective L.A. County partnerships to prepare local safety net institutions for federal health reform. Background LAHA commissioned Harbage Consulting to conduct interviews with key thought leaders from […] more