About CHCC

The California Health Care Coalition (CHCC) is a membership organization of public- and private-sector employers, unions and health and welfare trust funds, currently representing over 3 million Californians.

We organize group purchasers to engage selected health plans, hospitals and physician organizations in collaborative efforts to improve the safety, appropriateness, effectiveness and price of health care services for everyone. Our educational effectiveness draws from health care purchasers joining together to leverage their collective voice to drive health care reform without government intervention.

How We Do It

Our Goals

  • Bring employers, unions and health and welfare trust funds together to require full accountability for the quality of care we receive and the dollars we spend.


  • Improve the quality and costs of healthcare services by establishing programs that measure, report and reward providers for the highest clinical quality and best patient results.


  • Offer tangible value to our Members and the general public by providing information about medically unwarranted quality and cost variations and by helping our Members identify and select high quality providers.

Strategic Approach

CHCC strategies to remedy health system failures include:

  • Organizing large and small group purchasers of healthcare in local markets and statewide to assert their purchasing power for better care and lower costs;


  • Developing collaborations with health plans and service providers to measure and report performance, establish improvement goals, and reward providers when they verifiably meet these goals; and


  • Educating stakeholders on public policies to achieve improvements in health industry transparency and accountability.


Advisory Board

Advisory Board is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology, and consulting to improve the performance of health care organizations around the world.

We forge and find the best new ideas and proven practices from across our vast network of leaders.

Cal Hospital Compare

Cal Hospital Compare is a performance reporting initiative managed by a multi-stakeholder Board of Directors, with representatives from hospitals, purchasers, health plans, and consumer groups. Prior to 2016, Cal Hospital Compare was known as the California Hospital Assessment Task Force (CHART).

San Diego Purchaser's Cooperative

A strategic alliance in San Diego that allows public and private employers to partner to improve health care quality.