Policy Priorities

 

In 2010, historic health reform took place with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The implementation of the PPACA is underway with establishment of Insurance Exchanges, legislative decisions, and expansion of existing public health programs such as, Medi-Cal. .

 

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) is committed to work with more than 375 member companies in the Silicon Valley region and civic leaders towards influencing effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act, with the mission to make it cost effective and improving the quality of health care provision.  SVLG strongly advocates for adoption of prevention strategies among employers and employees so as to improve the health and well-being while lowering health care costs.

 

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is actively involved in several initiatives, including Fluoridation of water in Santa Clara County, California Youth and Workplace Wellness Taskforce on increasing Fit Business Applications and First Lady, Michelle Obama’s, Let’s Move! in an holistic approach to fight preventable chronic diseases and to increase physical activity opportunities.