SoCal Health Leaders Join to Live the Mission and Achieve the Vision

Posted: February 27, 2018

On Friday, nonprofit health centers and various stakeholders will convene in Long Beach to share best practices in care delivery at the 17th Annual Health Care Symposium. This day-long event features sessions on practice transformation, behavioral health integration, operational excellence, policy and advocacy, finance and workforce development.

This year’s Symposium will feature Janet Marchibroda, MBA, as its keynote speaker. She is the Director of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)’s Health Innovation Initiative and the Director of the CEO Council on Health and Innovation. Her areas of focus at BPC include advancing innovative strategies to improve health care, using data and technology to improve lives and accelerating medical innovation.

“I hope to learn about the innovative strategies that California’s community health centers are using to build healthier communities,” Ms. Marchibroda said. “I also hope to share my thoughts about how new policies can support community health centers as they deliver comprehensive, patient-centered care to underserved and vulnerable populations.”

Marchibroda will present on Policy Enablers for Transforming Care for Underserved Communities. She will provide insight on recently passed Federal legislation and policies that will support transformative strategies that community health centers are using to improve the health of underserved communities.

Healthcare leaders and partners will share insights on many different topics such as healthcare innovation, value-based delivery, and social determinants of health.

“Because the southern California healthcare landscape is so fragmented and territorial, we don’t often have the opportunity to network with other mission-driven professionals and cross-pollinate ideas outside of our organizational bubbles. Convening this Symposium allows us the chance to exchange ideas and make the health care we all deliver better for those in need,” said Dr. Jay Lee, Chief Medical Officer of Venice Family Clinic (VFC).

Dr. Lee hopes to engage community health center colleagues with his presentation on delivering value-based care.  It will look at the Triple Aim initiative and the journey towards providing quality care at a low cost.

Neighborhood Healthcare, a community health organization, plans to present on social factors that contribute to health inequities.

“Some may argue that they take precedence over medical care,” said Wendi Vierra, Behavioral Health Director of Operations at Neighborhood Healthcare. “If we truly want to improve the health outcomes of those we serve, we can no longer fail to recognize or address the complex social challenges our patients face.”

Other presenters will explain topics impacting the clinics’ finances. “The topic and solutions we will address are focused and timely,” said presenter Lawrence Garcia of Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard. “We look forward to working with cutting-edge thought leaders for community health centers.”

Watch live streams, read Tweets, and view photos of the event via CCALAC’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social media pages, using the #HCSymposium2018 hashtag. Attendees will be encouraged to use our exclusive Healthcare Symposium mobile app available via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

The Annual Health Care Symposium is hosted by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers (The Coalition), and Health Center Partners of Southern California (HCP).


THE COMMUNITY CLINIC ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (CCALAC) is the largest regional association of community clinics and health centers in California. Founded in 1994, CCALAC has 63 members that operate more than 350 clinic sites throughout the County. CCALAC is dedicated to serving and representing the interests of its member clinics as providers of quality health care, including medical, dental and pharmacy services.

Contact: Elaiza Torralba, Communications Specialist, (213) 201-6529
Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
700 S. Flower Street, Suite 3150, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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