189974 First stage implementation of the Healthy San Francisco

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:50 AM

Tangerine M. Brigham , Director of Healthy San Francisco, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA
Healthy San Francisco (HSF) is an innovative health care program developed by the City and County of San Francisco to expand access to health services and to deliver appropriate care to uninsured adult residents. HSF is not insurance. It restructures the existing safety net (both public and not profit providers) into a coordinated, integrated system within San Francisco. There are an estimated 73,000 uninsured adults residing in San Francisco. As of early July 2008, 25,000 had been enrolled into the program after one-year of operation. This session will discuss development of the initiative, provision of services, enrollment and learnings to date.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the goal(s) of the Healthy San Francisco and provide a status report on the program. Articulate the importance of understanding operational, technology and programmatic issues when developing and implementing health policy. Discuss the replicability of the program in other communities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am responsible for the development, design, implementation and ongoing operations of the program that I will be presenting.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.