Health Policy

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Our Mission

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Health Policy Team and Committee prioritizes and focuses on influencing policies and programs that improve health outcomes and reduce overall healthcare costs for employers and employees in Silicon Valley. Specifically, the Health Policy Committee seeks to promote systemic reform that will increase efficiency, decrease the overall cost of health care, promote innovation in treatment and care, as well as promote wellness and prevention to reduce long-term costs and increase employee productivity.


Our team seeks to reach our goals by focusing on the following priorities:

Federal Healthcare Reform Implementation

This priority focuses on making healthcare more accessible and affordable to all. Employers in the Silicon Valley and across the country cannot sustain current levels of premium increases without cost shifting to employees or making their business significantly less competitive or unprofitable.

State Healthcare Reform Implementation

Working to shape national comprehensive health care reform implementation, with an emphasis on cost containment. Leadership Group advocacy has included a visit with Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius to promote cost controls and better Medicaid rates for California.

California Health Benefit Exchange

Working with the California Health Benefit Exchange Board to implement the exchange by 2014 in accordance with Federal Health Reform policy.

Wellness and Prevention

Health Happens In the Workplace Best Practices Programs: The Leadership Group highlights exemplary programs in workplace wellness.

Workplace Wellness Summit: Each year since 2012, the Leadership Group has hosted “Health Happens in the Workplace,” a one-day employer wellness conference for executives and human resources personnel interested in learning best practices from industry leaders such as Facebook, Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente, and Johnson & Johnson.

Click to view our most recent event: Workplace Wellness Summit 2015