Health Policy Committee

Health Policy Committee

The Health Policy Committee develops and supports policies and programs that improve health outcomes and reduce overall healthcare costs for employers and employees. Specifically, our committee seeks to focus strategically on the following areas:

  • Prevention and Wellness: Continue to help employers start or improve wellness programs and offerings as a long term cost containment strategy.
  • Health Care Law Implementation (Covered CA for Small Businesses): Promote increased access, quality, and cost controls while minimizing burdens on employers in health care reform implementation.

Promote innovation in growth areas: Advocate for policies that help healthcare providers, biotech companies, genomics companies and research institutions innovate



Brenda Taussig, El Camino Hospital

Vandana Pant, Palo Alto Medical Foundation


The Health Policy Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30PM – 3:00PM. Meeting attendees include health care professionals, human resources, benefits managers, large employers, and medical device and biotech company representatives.  These meetings generally include speaker presentations, discussions, action items, and decisions regarding policy recommendations to send to the monthly members meetings.

Member Company Participants

  • Amgen
  • Blach Construction
  • Blue Shield California
  • Brocade
  • Cisco
  • City National Bank
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • eHealth, Inc.
  • El Camino Hospital
  • ETM-Electromatic, Inc.
  • Genentech
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
  • Infinera
  • Intel Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lam Research
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Roche Palo Alto
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Sequoia Hospital
  • Stanford Healthcare
  • Stanford University
  • Synopsys, Inc.
  • Synnex Coporation
  • Restore Health
  • The Health Trust
  • Varian Medical Systems
  • Voom Wellness