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The Center's 2017 Health Policy Seminar Series

June 15, 2017

    The Center is pleased to host leading health policy experts at our monthly seminar series.

    California has 12 county hospital systems and five University of California public hospitals that deliver the majority of inpatient and a significant amount of outpatient care to Medicaid patients in the state. In this June 28 seminar, Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, will discuss findings from a comprehensive evaluation of a major effort to promote innovation and improve care at these hospitals: the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. California was the first out of several states nationally to implement DSRIP, making these findings significant to the broader national experiment in health system reform.  

    Pourat, who was the lead evaluator of the five-year California DSRIP program, will discuss newly assessed measures of progress, what interventions were the most successful, and whether a “pay for performance” incentive system worked.




    "Reforming California's Public Hospitals: Key Findings from the DSRIP Evaluation"

    ​Date: ​Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Time: ​12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT

    UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
    10960 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1550
    Los Angeles, CA 90024 [Map]

    Join us in person or by livestreaming webinar here:

    Coming in July!


    “Partnership strategies of community health centers: Building capacity in good times and bad”
    Federally Qualified Health Centers—commonly referred to as Community Health Centers - serve as critical safety net providers to those who are uninsured or are on Medical. With the uncertainties ahead about whether Medicaid expansion will be continued or be handed over to the states with limited oversight, partnerships both among CHCs and with others in the healthcare system and beyond may become even more important. In this July 31 seminar, Center Associate Director Steven P. Wallace and Graduate Student Researcher Maria-Elena Young will discuss findings from a new study on these centers’ efforts to serve the remaining uninsured.  Specifically, they will examined strategies undertaken by CHCs in four states that reinforce the local safety net through partnerships, improvements to the local health system, and advocacy.


    Previous seminars:
    May 31: "Stopping Sugar: Findings from the Kaiser Permanente/American Heart Association Roundtable on Added/Free Sugar Consumption"
    Leading experts from the across the country convened in Los Angeles on May 3 for a roundtable discussion on how to remove added and excess sugar from foods. Researchers and experts from the Harvard School of Public Health, Dannon, Partnership for a Healthier America, multiple University of California campuses, Duke University School of Public Policy, ChangeLab Solutions and others discussed topics ranging from menu labeling and federal nutritional standards to the most vulnerable communities who are "extreme consumers" of sugar. 
    In this May 31 seminar, Susan Babey, co-director of the Center's Chronic Disease Program, and William McCarthy, adjunct professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, will present the results of a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion on cutting-edge research and policy trends.
    See all previous seminars here.