The Future of California’s Community Clinics and Health Centers:
Planning for Change
On January 29 2013, an invited group including community clinic directors and staff, health care advocates, business leaders, government officials and staffers, faith leaders, policy experts, community leaders and other leaders with an interest in health care in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties attended a dialogue to discuss the future of the region’s Clinics and Community Health Centers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The meeting was sponsored by the Blue Shield of California Foundation and conducted by Viewpoint Learning. Part of a series of dialogues dating back to 2011, its goal was to understand clinics’ current and future role in the health of the community and to identify specific challenges and opportunities facing San Diego’s community clinics under health care reform.