Workgroups

ITUP convenes regional and statewide issue workgroups in California. Regional workgroups are hosted throughout the state and focus on the health needs of local communities while the statewide issue workgroups focus on key health reform implementation issues facing California. While open to the public, our workgroups are mostly attended by California’s health leaders.


2016 Workgroups

Regional Workgroups and Los Angeles Health Collaboratives

ITUP’s annual regional workgroups are hosted throughout the State and focus on the health needs of local communities. The bi-annual Los Angeles Health Collaboratives serve as amplified Los Angeles County regional workgroups that convene a broad set of stakeholders around specific safety net issues in Los Angeles County.

As a consequence of the 2016 election, and impending threats to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) and California’s implementation progress, Insure the Uninsured Project is postponing the remaining 2016 regional workgroups and is  in the process of scheduling stakeholder calls for the remaining regions which have not yet had regional workgroups.  Along with colleagues across the state, in the upcoming months ITUP will be analyzing and assessing the potential impacts from federal repeal or rollback of ACA reforms and identifying strategies for California to protect its hard-fought gains in reducing the uninsured and improving health care services in the state. 

ITUP is already at work reshaping our 2017 annual conference (scheduled for February 6-7, 2017 in Sacramento) so that health care leaders from across the state can come together to make sense of the dramatic shift in the federal landscape and seek common ground on collective efforts to defend health care reform.  At this time of uncertainty, ITUP’s 2017 conference will once again be the statewide gathering place for policymakers and health care stakeholders to join as a community, deliberate on emerging challenges and opportunities, and re-dedicate ourselves to doing all that we can to cover the uninsured and improve the health of all Californians.

Information on 2016 workgroups, including registration, can be found below.

Region Date and Time  Location
Los Angeles Health Collaborative July 27, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The California Endowment, Los Angeles
(Agenda)
Bay Area October 5, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The California Endowment, Oakland Conference Center
(Agenda)
Central Valley October 20, 2016
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The California Endowment, Fresno
(agenda)
North Central October 21, 2016
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Insure the Uninsured Project, Sacramento Office
(agenda)
Orange County October 26, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers
(agenda)
North Rural, Mendocino November 1, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mendocino County Executive Offices
(agenda)
North Rural, Humboldt November 2, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Humboldt Area Foundation
(agenda)
North Rural – Shasta November 3, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Health Alliance of Northern California
(agenda)
Central Coast November 15, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conference Call
San Diego November 30, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conference Call
Inland Empire December 1, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conference Call
Los Angeles Health Collaborative December 14, 2016
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The California Endowment, Los Angeles
(agenda)
Register Online

Workgroup Information

Los Angeles Health Collaborative: July 27, 2016  

“Implementing Medi-Cal 2020 in Los Angeles County”

ITUP held its county-wide convening of safety net providers and stakeholders for a discussion on what steps Los Angeles County is considering related to local implementation of California’s Medicaid Section 1115 waiver (Medi-Cal 2020). Representatives from Los Angeles County provided an update on the County’s waiver-related planning and activities, including an update on the County’s Drug Medi-Cal waiver and an overview of the County’s application for the Whole Person Care Pilot Project submitted on July 1, 2016.

Los Angeles Health Collaborative: December 14, 2016

“A Conversation On the Future of the ACA”

ITUP’s county-wide convening will focus on information sharing and discussion of the potential risks to health reform, as well as what what isn’t known and what needs to understood in the wake of the 2016 Presidential election.


2015 Workgroup information can be found here

For 2014 and 2013 Workgroup information and materials, please click here.