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

Our next Spotlight event will take place on October 23, 2024. Stay tuned for more details to come!

Past Spotlight Events


April 24, 2024 flyer

Community-based Pharmacy: New Approaches to Public Health

April 24, 2024 

In this Spotlight presentation, Dr. McDonough shared how community-based pharmacies can positively impact health outcomes through new approaches, policies, and collaborations.

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Feb 7, 2024 flyer

Won't You Be My Neighbor? Health Equity and the Built Environment 

February 7, 2024 

In this Spotlight presentation, Chérie Danielson, the Public Policy Manager for AdventHealth, provided a policy exploration of how the built environment and race affect health outcomes.

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Oct. 18, 2023 flyer


From Paternalism to Feminism in Breast Cancer Health Policy

October 18, 2023

In this Spotlight presentation held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Lum highlighted how breast cancer-related health policy illustrates a patient-centered history of paternalistic to feminist patient advocacy.

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April 26, 2023 flyer

Healthcare Disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

April 26, 2023

In this presentation, Dr. Christensen provided a review of healthcare policies that contribute to healthcare disparities in the American Indian and Alaska Native populations and possible policy solutions to improve equity.

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Jan 25, 2023 flyer

Health Impact of the Russian Invasion in Ukraine  

January 25, 2023 

In this presentation, Dr. Dubov discussed the health consequences of the war in Ukraine, reviewed health policy gaps made prominent by the war, and engaged the audience in a collective search for potential policy solutions.

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Oct 12, 2022 flyer

CalAIM’s Potential to Transform and Advance Health Equity 

October 12, 2022 

This presentation provided a high level overview of the new California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) opportunity and discussed observations from the field to highlight how it would advance health equity.

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Spotlight flyer for May 4, 2022

Project INOCULATED: Collaboration to End COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities

May 4, 2022

In this presentation, Dr. Abdul-Mutakabbir and Dr. Peteet discussed collaborative strategies they used to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in racially and ethnically minoritized communities.

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1-26-22 Spotlight Electronic Flyer

Behavioral Health Integration: Effective National and Local Models

January 26, 2022

In this presentation, Dr. Distelberg discussed the new horizons for behavioral health integration, reviewing notable models from across the United States and providing an overview of multiple models that are currently in operation throughout the Loma Linda University Health system.

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10-13-21 Spotlight Electronic Flyer

Human Factors, Policy and New Technologies to Improve Health

October 13, 2021

Dr. Emily Patterson explained how insights from human factors engineering can be applied to new technologies to improve patient's health and touched upon related federal policies.

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4-28-21 flyer

Health Care and Human Trafficking: Enacting Policy Communication

April 28, 2021

Over 20 million victims suffer from human trafficking worldwide. In this presentation, Dr. Taylor explored how policy constructs our understanding of human trafficking and discussed practical applications for health care providers.

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Recovery: Give 3 P's a Chance

January 27, 2021

Dr. Thomas Insel, former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and California’s Mental Health Czar, described solutions for the current mental health crisis based on 3 P’s: people, place, and purpose.

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USP’s 200 Years of Quality: Building Trust in Medicines and Supplements

October 14, 2020

In the U.S., more than 66% of adults use a prescription drug and 77% use a dietary supplement. This presentation explained how the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has worked for more than 200 years to help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and supplements in the U.S. and around the world. It also discussed USP's role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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