Strategy, Planning and Public Policy

Systemwide Strategy & Planning

This function provides a coordinated examination of the full University of California Health (UCH) landscape to identify and evaluate new opportunities; spot and remedy inconsistencies and redundancies; and drive and facilitate coordination among the health campuses to prioritize activities and take action.

The function includes a devoted strategic planning function (including market analysis, business development and project management capabilities) which enables UCH to support the health campuses in aligning with each other, and in advancing mutually agreed-upon regional and systemwide initiatives and transactions – and in particular to advance initiatives where a multi-campus approach is necessary or beneficial.

Convening and coordinating with campus leadership, UCH seeks to reach consensus on areas of future collaboration, and to support execution of agreed-upon projects and transactions, including opportunities to improve synergies between the clinical enterprise and health professional schools.

This function also works with UCOP’s Office of General Counsel to manage the agenda and materials development and coordination for the Health Services Committee of the UC Regents.

Systemwide Health Policy

UCH’s public policy function collaborates with External Relations and Communications on state and federal government relations to:

  • identify threats and opportunities to inform our business operations and strategy;
  • analyze proposed regulations and legislation and coordinate the development of system-level positions;
  • develop and implement processes to share information with appropriate internal audiences and seek their input; and
  • develop plans for government relations to strategically and proactively engage with policymakers and influentials, including coordination with partners institutions, trade associations, as well as UC and UCH subject matter experts.