California Health Care Safety Net Institute
70 Washington St.
Biographical Sketch: Wendy Jameson, MPH, MPP, has served as the Director of the California Health Care Safety Net Institute since its inception in 1999. As such, she has overseen SNIís initiatives to improve quality and promote systems innovations at public hospitals and health systems. These initiatives range in focus from promoting cultural and linguistic competence to address racial disparities, to preventing childhood injuries through improved attention to child passenger safety at public hospitals and health systems. She currently directs SNIís California Chronic Care Learning Communities Initiative, which aims to create and sustain chronic care improvements in public hospital systems. She also manages CAPH/SNIís partnership with Kaiser Permanente.
Prior to launching the Safety Net Institute, Ms. Jameson worked for four years as a senior health policy specialist at the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH), addressing critical policy issues associated with the expansion of Medi-Cal managed care in the 1990s. She currently serves on the National Advisory Committee to the Conferences on Quality Health Care for Diverse Populations.
Ms. Jameson holds the degrees of MPH/MPP from UC Berkeley. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband of 15 years and two children, ages 8 and 12, where she has been active with the PTA of the public school that her children attend.