2016 Conference

ITUP’s 20th Annual Conference, “Designing the Future- Moving from Coverage to Health,”  will be held on February 8 and 9, 2016 at the Sacramento Convention Center.  An Awards Dinner will be held the night before the Conference on February 8th, also at the Sacramento Convention Center.

The 2016 ITUP Conference will look to the future steps for health reformers to close the coverage gaps and move Californians from coverage into a culture of health and wellness. Morning sessions will focus more on casting a vision for the future of health reform, and how today’s health care system could form the foundation for a new integrated system. Afternoon conference sessions will dig deeper into the implementation details of reform today, looking closely at how we can improve our current systems to improve patient outcomes.

Registration will begin October 1, 2015.

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2015 Conference

ITUP’s 19th Annual Conference and Awards Reception were held on February 17, 2015.

Download the agenda here: Conference Agenda

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Conference Evaluation Form 

We are all about quality improvement, so please fill out our evaluation form and let us know what you thought went well and what we could do better. We appreciate your feedback!

Evaluation Form 

Conference Photos

Photos from the 2015 ITUP Conference are posted online here and on our facebook page.

Conference Materials

ITUP has prepared reports in preparation for the 19th Annual Statewide ITUP Conference. Featured topics include important issues like Medi-Cal managed care, the remaining uninsured, premium assistance, Covered California, health care financing, provider workforce, and the future of substance use disorder services. The following reports will be featured at the conference and are available for download:

Where Are We Going

Solo and Small Group Physician Practices in California

2013 OSHPD Clinic and Hospital Data Summaries

Medi-Cal Managed Care: Raising the Bar for Quality and Outcomes

These reports and the rest of the materials contained in the conference binder are available for download.

Session Notes

Medi-Cal_All Your Questions Answered – Jennifer Kent and Mari Cantwell, California Department of Health Services

Covered California – Peter Lee

National Perspective- Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress

Future of Reform

Special Populations Behavioral Health

Payment & Delivery System Reform: Public Sector

Payment & Delivery System Reforms: Private Sector

Remaining Uninsured: Provider Counties

Remaining Uninsured: Payor Counties

Health Information Exchanges and E-medicine


2015 Conference Teaser Slides

Awards Dinner Slides

Medi-Cal Managed Care

Remaining Uninsured – Payor Counties


Remaining Uninsured – Provider Counties

Community Health Partnership (CHP) Member Health Centers and Santa Clara County – Dolores Alvarado, Community Health Partnership, Santa Clara County

Remaining Uninsured – Payor Counties

Remaining Uninsured: Orange County – Isabel Becerra, Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers

Pre – Post ACA Hospital Utilization Experience – Jon Gilwee, UC Irvine Health

Recommendations for Delivery System Reforms and Financing Care for the Remaining Uninsured – Henry Tuttle, Council of Community Clinics – San Diego

Payment and Delivery System Reforms

Getting There Together: Creating Sustainable Value Through New Partnerships – Kristen Miranda, Blue Shield of California

Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchanges, and E-medicine

San Diego Health Connect Overview – Daniel Chavez, San Diego Health Connect 

Future of Reform

Changing Our Stripes: Health Centers & Health Care Reform – James Hunt Jr., Massachusetts League of Health Centers

Health Reform in Massachusetts: From Coverage to Costs – Kate Nordahl, The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

The Future of Reform – Thomas P. Traylor, Boston Medical Center 


ITUP’s programs and conference are funded by:








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