In the spirit of Promoting Collaboration, HIP strives to bring together its network of partners and the wider Santa Cruz Community with nationally renowned speakers and experts. The Annual Community Forum is an opportunity for Santa Cruz, as a whole, to engage with experts in high level ideas, policies, legislation in regard to Health Care. This evening event is held every spring with topics ranging from Legislative Health Care reform to social determinants of health. The HIP Community Forum events offer a unique chance for the larger community to hear how the Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County and the Safety Net Clinic Coalition of Santa Cruz County are working to improve the lives of our community.



March 1, 2019

Why Promote Joy in the Work Place? 

At this transformational time, the added demands on healthcare providers have taken a toll.  Burnout and subsequent low provider retention are sweeping the nation’s healthcare staff and putting  patients’ safety at risk. At the 2018 C...

April 14, 2017

HIP welcomed Special Keynote Speaker Ian Morrison to the 11th Annual Community Forum. Ian is an internationally-known futurist, consultant and author specializing in healthcare long-term planning, forecasting and its changing business environment. Ian has written, lect...

March 23, 2016

Housing as Health Care. HIP welcomes Dr. Joshua Bamberger who offers insights on the relationship between healthcare and homelessness.

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The Future of Health

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

5:00PM – 8:00PM

Chaminade Resort & Spa

The 2019 Annual Community Forum, hosted by the Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County, featured Canadian Health Future Strategist, Dr. Zayna Khayat. Dr. Khayat a thought-provoking and riveting speaker, has an ample and distinguished background in healthcare innovation, through her prior roles at MaRS, Reshape Innovation Center (Netherlands) and The Boston Consulting group. Dr. Khayat seeks to introduce a paradigm shift towards a more decentralized and empowering model of care through the integration of modern technological and medical advancements. Dr. Khayat is Faculty of Singularity University’ Exponential Medicine stream, speaks proficiently in French and Arabic, and is based out of Toronto where she lives with her husband and 3 children.

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