Controlling Healthcare Costs

The Council’s Healthcare Committee focuses on rebuilding healthcare systems in the wake of COVID-19 to promote health equity and economic inclusion while providing universal access to high quality care.

2023 Goals

  • Actively participate in the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) process to ensure California’s Medicaid program delivers better outcomes for all and better integrates with other social services
  • Participate in regional, state and national efforts dedicated to eliminating unconscious bias in healthcare and delivering equitable outcomes for all patient populations. Work to build a diverse healthcare workforce.
  • Support state and federal legislation that improves affordability of quality health coverage and modernizes the delivery system.
  • Ensure value for healthcare spending through private sector competition.

Get Involved

Our Healthcare Committee is open to Bay Area Council members. To find our committee meetings and other events check out our upcoming events calendar. For more information, contact Vice President, Research Patrick Kallerman (

Healthcare Committee Leadership

William Isenberg, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health

Carrie Owen Pleitz, President Northern California, Kaiser Permanente

Strategic Partnerships

County Directors of Public Health

Policy Leads

Patrick Kallerman image
Patrick Kallerman

Vice President, Research

(415) 946-8735

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