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

Next Spotlight on Health Policy event will be in October 2020.


Past Spotlight Events

SOHP Nancy Berlinger

Immigration Policy and Social Determinants of Health

March 5, 2020

This presentation explored immigrant status and the consequences of immigration policy as related social determinants of health along with ethical and practical challenges in caring for this population.

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SOHP Nina Harwell-Weiler

Policies Supporting Family Caregivers

January 22, 2020

Family caregivers often face physical, emotional and financial challenges. This presentation explored current and upcoming policies at the state and federal levels for supporting family caregivers.

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SOHP Hector Flores

California Healthcare Challenge: Workforce Distribution and Competencies

October 9, 2019

This presentation addressed the health workforce gaps identified by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reviewed the workforce competencies needed for delivery system transformation.

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Workforce Report


Priya Vedula

Maternal Mortality: The Plight of American Mothers

May 8, 2019

Over 700 women die from a pregnancy related complication every year in America. This presentation elaborated on why maternal deaths are worsening and how one state is working to reverse that trend.

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homelessness

Chronic Homelessness: Hospitals, Streets, or Homes?

January 30, 2019

One-third of emergency visits are made by individuals struggling with chronic homelessness; 80 percent are preventable. View the video of this informative panel discussion below.

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kumar, jay

Collaboration to Implement the California Oral Health Plan

October 24, 2018

Over 4 out of 10 adults in our region have lost a permanent tooth to decay or gum disease, and 3 out of 10 kindergarteners suffer from untreated tooth decay. This presentation provided an overview of the California Oral Health 2018-2028 plan and its implementation to improve these statistics.

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Aaron Williams MA

Spotlight on Integrated Care: Practice and Policy Implications in a Time of Uncertainty

April 18, 2018

Integrated care improves health outcomes. However, it is under-utilized. In this event, we discussed policy and practice implications for integrating care in this rapidly changing environment.

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Food for Thought: Hunger in San Bernardino

January 31, 2018

Food insecurity affects Health. More than 1 in 5 in San Bernardino are forced to choose between food and medical care. Our expert panel led an engaging conversation. You can view the video below. 

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Beyond the Clinical: The Opioid Epidemic

October 25, 2017

Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. This spotlight had 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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Legislative Update on Marijuana in California

January 25, 2017

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

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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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Ethics and Policies Regarding Medically Inappropriate 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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Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care: Making the case and Making it Work

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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The Affordable Care Act: Where are we now?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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