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HIP's Mission

To unite public and private health care providers and key community stakeholders to advance high-quality, high-value and patient-centered care to improve the health of all members of the Santa Cruz County community.


HIP is a nonprofit coalition of public and private health care leaders dedicated to increasing access to health care and building stronger local health care systems. Launched in 2004, its member organizations represent Santa Cruz County's major health care providers.

In an industry dominated by fragmentation and competition, HIP provides a common voice for health care improvement on behalf of the community and serves as an incubator of effective solutions. HIP recognizes that our community's health care system is interdependent — when one sector is struggling, then everyone is adversely affected. Therefore, rising numbers of uninsured, spiraling health care costs, and reduced access and services are best solved through collaboration, coordination and integration.


HIP is funded by both public and private foundation grants. We wish to thank the following organizations for their support: Blue Shield of California Foundation, Community Clinics Initiative, First 5 Santa Cruz County, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, Tides Foundation and HIP member organizations.

This Month @ HIPC:

180/2020 Update - August 2014 

Recent Presentations:

Proposition 46: The Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act

Community Dialogue: Medi-Cal Expansion in Santa Cruz County

Safety Net Clinic Expansions in Santa Cruz County


Coleman Webinars

Coleman Sustainability  Webinar 6
Teachnical Assistance:

Coleman Sustainability  Webinar 3
Using Data to Understand Access Issues

Coleman Sustainability Webinar 2 
Troubleshooting and Maintaining an Effective Data Dashboard


Medicare Spending in Santa Cruz County - HIPC Presentation 2.13.14

2012 SNCC Report to the Community


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