Building upon IHPL’s Spotlight on Reform health care law provider series, Spotlight on Health Policy grand rounds focus on timely and informative topics and their policy implications. Discussion examples include end-of-life health care issues, upstream health care, oral health policy and national health care law updates. When available, the session slides and recordings will be accessible on this page.


Upcoming Spotlight Program

Aaron Williams MA

April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm: in the LLUMC A-level Amphitheater.

Featuring Aaron Williams MA, Director of Training and Technical Assistance for Substance Abuse, SAMHSA-HRSA, Center for Integrated Health Solutions, National Council for Behavioral Health.  Watch for details.


Past Spotlight Events

Food for Thought: Hunger in San Bernardino

January 31, 2018 - 12:00pm: in the LLUMC A-level Amphitheater.

Food insecurity affects Health. More than 1 in 5 in San Bernardino are forced to choose between food and medical care. Please join our expert panel for an eye-opening conversation.

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Beyond the Clinical: The Opioid Epidemic

October 25, 2017 - 12:00pm: in the LLUMC A-level Amphitheater.

Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. Please join us for an informative panel discussion providing balanced perspectives on the challenges of managing patient's pain without adding to the epidemic.

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Beyond the Clinical: Hospitals Embracing Community Health by Design

April 12, 2017

A presentation on how health care systems can influence community design and impact health beyond hospital walls.

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Aging in Place: Whole Persons Living Well in Whole Communities

April 12, 2017

Every day, 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65. Dr. Helen Jung’s presentation focused on building a future in which living and aging independently in one’s own community is the norm. You may view the recording of the presentation below.

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Spotlight on Health Policy: Moving to People-Centered Care: Where Does Health Happen?

February 6, 2017

Maureen Kersmarki, Director of Community Benefit & Public Policy, Adventist Health System, presented on strategies for embracing people-centered care that connects to the communities we serve and are a part of.

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Spotlight on Health Policy: Legislative Update on Marijuana in California

January, 2017

Dr. Ettie Rosenberg presented on policy and practice implications of the recent ballot measure legalizing marijuana in California.

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Spotlight on Health Policy: Five Steps to Health in America: A Post-Election Analysis

November 9, 2016

This event featured Julia Drefke, Senior Manager for Federal Policy and Research at the Adventist Health Policy Association (AHPA). She provided a timely analysis and outlook on the future of our health care to approximately 100 attendees. This was the first in a series based on the Five Steps book.

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Spotlight on Health Policy: Non-Beneficial Medical Care

October 26, 2016

Dr. Felicia Cohn, Associate Adjunct Professor at the School of Medicine at University of California, Irvine, presented on policies regarding non-beneficial medical care.

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Spotlight on Health Policy: Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care

May 18, 2016

Spotlight on Health Policy Grand Rounds was held in the Carole Small Amphitheater in the Centennial Complex, featuring Dr. Karen W. Linkins. Dr. Linkins is the Director of CalMHSA Integrated Behavioral Health Project and presented on the integration of behavioral health into primary care.

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Spotlight on Health Policy: The Affordable Care Act

February 24, 2016

This Spotlight on Health Policy session featured Melissa Stafford Jones, Region IX Director for the Health and Human Services who spoke about the successes and challenges of the Affordable Care Act.

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Spotlight on Health Policy: Physician Aid in Dying?

November 18, 2015

Physician Aid in Dying? Decisions at the End of Life was a discussion on the recently passed California law permitting physicians to prescribe lethal doses of medications to terminal patients. Conversations included pro/con sides of the law and perspectives from physicians and pharmacists.

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Spotlight on Reform: Affordable Care Act and Covered CA: Where We Are A Year Later

May 5, 2015

This Spotlight on Reform session featured Dr. Wonha Kim who spoke about how the Affordable Care Act and Covered California have fared in the past year and what impact the health care reform has had on our region’s hospitals, patients and health care providers.

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Spotlight on Reform: Provider & Patient Impact

January 27, 2015

This Spotlight on Reform session featured Dr. Wonha Kim who presented on Covered California and the impact of health care reform on our region’s hospitals, patients and health care providers. The session concluded with a Q & A led by Dr. Kim and a trained Covered California staff member.

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Spotlight on Reform: Provider & Patient Impact

October 28, 2014

This Spotlight on Reform session featured Dr. Wonha Kim who presented on Covered California and the impact of health care reform on our region’s hospitals, patients and health care providers. The session concluded with a Q & A led by Dr. Kim and a trained Covered California staff member.

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Spotlight on Reform: Provider & Patient Impact

July 2, 2014

This Spotlight on Reform session featured Dr. Tom Rogers who presented on Covered California and the impact of health care reform on our region’s hospitals, patients and health care providers. The session concluded with a Q & A led by Dr. Kim and a trained Covered California staff member.

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Spotlight on Reform: The Affordable Care Act in the Inland Empire and Beyond

April 8, 2014

This Spotlight on Reform session featured Herb Schultz, our Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who presented on Covered California and the impact of health care reform on our region and the country.

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Spotlight on Reform: Provider & Patient Impact

March 19, 2014

This Spotlight on Reform session featured Dr. John Testerman who presented on Covered California and the impact of health care reform on our region’s hospitals, patients and health care providers. The session concluded with a Q & A led by Dr. Testerman and a trained Covered California staff member.

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Spotlight on Reform: Provider & Patient Impact

February 11, 2014

This Spotlight on Reform session featured Dr. Wonha Kim who presented on Covered California and the impact of health care reform on our region’s hospitals, patients and health care providers. The session concluded with a Q & A led by Dr. Kim and a trained Covered California staff member.

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