20th Annual Insure the Uninsured Project
Celebration Dinner and Conference

[Conference 2016] Email HeaderFebruary 7th and 8th at the Sacramento Convention Center

Registration is now open!

This year’s ITUP conference will focus on steps to close the coverage gaps and move Californians into a culture of health and wellness. Conference sessions will present a vision for the future of health reform, look at how to lay the foundations for a better integrated system, examine the implementation of California’s reforms today, and look closely at how we are improving our current systems and patient outcomes.

Conference Schedule

Monday, February 8, 2016
ITUP’s 20th Anniversary
Celebration Dinner

6:00p to 9:00pm

Sacramento Convention Center

Monday, February 8, 2016
8:00am to 5:30pm

Directly followed by

E. Richard Brown
Awards Reception

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Honoring Pioneers in advancing whole person care

Confirmed Speakers

Senator Ricardo Lara
California State Senator

For his pioneering work in advancing coverage for undocumented Californians

Keynote Speaker
Neera Tanden
Director, Center for American Progress

Session speakers:

  • John Baackes – CEO, L.A. Care Health Plan
  • Michael Birnbaum – SVP for Policy and Strategy, United HealthGroup
  • Dr. Greg Buchert – CEO & Plan President, CA Health and Wellness Plan
  • Mari Cantwell – Medicaid Director, CA Department of Health Care Services
  • Dr. Michael Cousineau – Associate Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine and Price School of Public Policy
  • Sara de Guia – Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • Diana Dooley – Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency
  • Betzabel Estudillo – Health Policy Coordinator, California Immigrant Policy Center
  • Dean Germano – CEO, Shasta Community Health Center
  • Liz Gibboney – CEO, Partnership HealthPlan of California
  • Dr. Mitchell Katz – Director, L.A. County Department of Health Services
  • Dr. David Lansky - Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Peter V. Lee – Executive Director, Covered California
  • Dr. Peter Long – President, Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • Burt Margolin – Founder, The Margolin Group
  • Louise McCarthy – CEO, Community Clinic Association of L.A. County
  • Erica Murray – President & CEO, California Association of Public Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Nicole Oehmke – California Project Director, Enroll America
  • David Panush – President, California Health Policy Strategies
  • Louise Rogers – Health System Chief, San Mateo County Health System
  • Reshma Shamasunder – Executive Director, CA Immigrant Policy Center
  • Jerry Wengerd – Director, Riverside County Department of Mental Health
  • Lucien Wulsin – Executive Director, Insure the Uninsured Project

The Agenda is available here for download and will be updated monthly: 2016 Conference Agenda

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ITUP’s programs and conference are funded by:






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Materials from the 19th Annual ITUP Conference are available here.

Materials from the 18th Annual ITUP Conference are available here.