Clinic Consortia Policy and Advocacy Program Evaluation

The California Endowment initiated the Clinic Consortia Policy and Advocacy Program as part of its commitment to increase access to high quality and affordable health care for underserved Californians.  Regional community clinic associations and statewide clinic organizations received funding to support management, leadership development, and system integration needs of community clinics in order to increase the collective influence of clinics and strengthen a broad base for long-term support of clinic policy issues.

The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies received funding to evaluate the multi-site program.  The evaluation team conducted interviews with grantees, decision makers, and partner organizations and collected data for longitudinal measures.  In addition, the team administered an online Policy Tracking Survey to assess annual grantee policy achievements.

Findings from the multi-year, multi-site evaluation have been reported in Issue Briefs, Case Studies, Journal Articles and Reports.  Commissioned by The California Endowment, these publications describe advocacy strategies and policy gains to strengthen California’s safety net and increase access to care for medically underserved Californians.

The evaluation team included: Annette Gardner, Sara Geierstanger, and Claire Brindis.

Funder:  The California Endowment


Annette Gardner, Ph.D
Academic Specialist
Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
UCSF School of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF School of Nursing
[email protected]; 415-514-1543