2013 Annual Leadership Conference


The Center for Health Leadership 
5th Annual Leadership Conference

Health 3.0: Transforming Community Health and Care Delivery

Upstream Innovations in an Era of Health Reform

Thursday, May 30 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 8:00am to 3:45pm

California Memorial Stadium
Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA


In Spring 2013, we are on the precipice of dramatic, disruptive change in the health field that offers an unprecedented opportunity and challenge to transform health care and population health.

We know that traditional public health approaches along with more and better health care are not enough to improve health outcomes, equity, and cost. We must also:

  • implement sustainable, fundamental "upstream" changes that address the root causes of disease and disability; and
  • transform the way we deliver health care to ensure access to quality, affordable health care for all.


An Upstream Metaphor

People are drowning in a river. Rescue workers are pulling them out but soon realize that no matter how hard they work, there are always more people floating downstream. Someone finally decides to take a walk upstream to see why people are falling into the river in the first place.


“Place-based,” “health in all policies,” and other initiatives that address the social and environmental determinants of health - the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age - like air quality and access to healthy food, crime and economic opportunity - are focusing on health improvement through upstream interventions.


Initiatives like “medical homes,” clinical integration, and care coordination supported by technological advances can complement upstream interventions by transforming the value and quality of health care services and providing a key link back to population health efforts.


Public health, health care, and economic/community development organizations are all striving to develop and implement new ways to partner across sectors and with the community to achieve improved population health, reduce cost, and improve patient experience (the triple aim).


While working upstream and transforming care delivery are compelling needs, they are not easy to achieve. Innovative relationships, strategies and collaborations are required – as is a different kind of leadership – in order to sustain these innovative interventions.


Our 2013 CHL Leadership Conference focused on: a call to action, skills and vision for focusing on upstream innovation and care transformation.


Thank you for joining us in this critical conversation! Visit our Agenda page and the bios pages for Speakers, Coaches, and Presenters to learn more about this event. We also have resources from the conference to view!


Featured Speakers:

Lloyd Dean
Dignity Health

Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH
Senior Vice President
Healthy Communities, The California Endowment


Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP
Senior Investigator
Public Health Institute

America Bracho, MD
Latino Health Access


Larry Cohen, MSW
Founder/Executive Director
Prevention Institute


Clark Kellogg
Principal, Communications and Sustainability

Loel Solomon, PhD
Vice President
Community Health Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente


Lalitha Vaidyanathan, MBA
Managing Director



This conference explored:

Perspectives from diverse health leaders regarding transformation of community health and care delivery through upstream innovations.


  • Learned about a variety of exciting "bright spots" of innovation in public health and health care
  • Enhanced their knowledge and skills for building collaborations and developing innovations
  • Expanded their resources and network, and applied what they learned in order to advance their priority initiatives


Who should attend?

  • Health care and public professionals, managers, leaders, and teams
  • Professionals from all segments of the health sector
  • Community organizations
  • Anyone working on and interested in upstream innovations from all sectors including: education, business, city government, city planning, finance, technology, economic development, community development, foundations, government agencies
  • UCB students, faculty, staff, and alumni


Registration Fee

Regular Fee:
$225for both days.

One Day Fee:
$115/per day.

Current UC Berkeley Student, Staff, and Faculty Fee:

You may purchase Chip and Dan Heath's book, "Decisive" for $16 when registering.

Group Fee:
Groups of 5 or more are discounted to $200 per registrant.Please note that all of the tickets in the group must be purchased in the same transaction.



California Memorial Stadium
UC Berkeley Campus
Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA. 94720

Please note that there is no parking at the California Memorial Stadium. Parking is available at the Clark Kerr Conference Center and free shuttles will be available there for transport to the conference. Shuttle service will begin at 7:30am from Clark Kerr to the stadium.




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