Controlling Healthcare Costs

The Council’s Healthcare Committee focuses on the advancing health equity and economic inclusion while providing universal access to high quality care.

2024 Priorities

  • Actively participate in efforts to modernize California’s behavioral health system, ensuring it 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.
  • 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.

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

Get Involved
The 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 (

Policy Leads

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Patrick Kallerman

Vice President, Research

(415) 946-8735

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