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Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Annual Health Care Symposium

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California is boldly raising the bar in its commitment to advancing the health and well-being of all residents, from expanding coverage to embarking on a historic transformation of the Medi-Cal program. While these advancements bring our communities closer to more equitable systems of care, health centers face formidable challenges to sustainable transformation, including health worker shortages and insufficient funding. Health centers, policymakers, patients and partners must come together to forge a new path and build the foundation for a health care system that is sustainable and accessible for all.

The 23rd Annual Southern California Health Care Symposium was held Friday, April 5, 2024 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Nearly 300 partners in the health center movement joined the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County and the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers to envision our collective future as we transform health care in our communities and beyond. View the agenda here.

Keynote SpeakerDr. Kyu RheeDr. Kyu Rhee
President and CEO, NACHC

Dr. Kyu (“Q”) Rhee joined the National Association of Community Health Centers in 2023 to lead efforts to advance health equity and support the mission of community health centers, which provide high-quality, affordable, transdisciplinary primary care services to more than 31.5 million people at over 14,000 sites across the nation.

As a purpose-driven physician executive, scientist, teacher, and entrepreneur, Dr. Rhee has a reputation synonymous with leadership, innovation, and transformation across the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Before joining NACHC, Dr. Rhee held the position of Senior Vice President and Aetna Chief Medical Officer at CVS Health. He led a team of over 1,500 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals in the integration and delivery of clinical and population health solutions for up to 65 million people. Dr. Rhee served for a decade as the Chief Health Officer at IBM, where he and his team led IBM’s global efforts to transform health using data, analytics, artificial intelligence, services, and research.

During the time of the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Rhee held the office of Chief Public Health Officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Rhee also worked at the National Institutes of Health as the Director of the Office of Innovation and Program Coordination.

Prior to his public service, Dr. Rhee was Chief Medical Officer at Baltimore Medical System and worked as a National Health Services Corps primary care physician and Medical Director for Unity Health Care.

Dr. Rhee was Chief Resident and completed his medical residency training in both internal medicine and pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with dual-board certification. He earned his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Rhee also holds a master’s in health care policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

About Us

CCALAC is a 501 (c)(3) organization representing 66 member community health centers that operate more than 380 primary care sites in LA County. Our members provide vital health care services to more than 1.89 million patients, the majority of whom have low incomes, and are either publicly insured or uninsured.

Community health centers are non-profit, state-licensed organizations that provide high-quality primary care, including medical, dental, and mental health services, to under-resourced communities disproportionately impacted by poverty and systemic racism. Additional services that can be found within some health centers include pharmacy, x-ray, radiology, optometry, obstetrics, specialty referrals, and other medical services.

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