Education event

California Congressional Action Program
Annual federal advocacy program

May 1 – 4, 2016
Washington, D.C.


Hospitals are facing cuts at the same time that they are working to expand health care services to all Californians. It is important that we communicate to lawmakers how their actions impact access to care, particularly for vulnerable populations. We must work together to protect access to the life-saving care provided by California hospitals.

Plan to join your peers and health leaders from across the nation for this federal advocacy event.

American Hospital Association’s Annual Membership Meeting

CCAP is held in conjunction with the American Hospital Association Annual Membership Meeting. Please note, separate registration is required for each program; visit AHA’s website at for registration and program details.


Sunday, May 1

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Mayflower Hotel, Promenade

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
First-Time Attendee Orientation
Mayflower Hotel

Learn what to expect at the CCAP and how to make the most of your congressional visits.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
California Team Welcome Reception
Mayflower Hotel

Meet new colleagues and network with your peers at this informal event.

Monday, May 2

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CHA Registration | Hospitality Suite
Washington Hilton Hotel

After checking in for the program, feel free to relax in CHA’s hospitality suite and enjoy refreshments. Complimentary Internet access and printing capability will also be available.

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
National Policy Leadership Panel
Washington Hilton Hotel

Wendell E. Primus, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the House Minority Leader; Brett Baker, Professional Staff, Majority, Senate Finance Committee; Lisa Grabert, Professional Staff, Majority, Health Subcommittee, House Ways and Means Committee; Veronica Duron, Legislative Assistant, Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY); Josh Trent, Professional Staff, Majority, House Energy and Commerce Committee; and Andy Carter, President/CEO, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (moderator)
During this special briefing, staff from key Congressional committees and leadership will share their perspectives on health care policy in the final session of the 114th Congress. With panelists representing leadership as well as committees with health care jurisdiction from both parties and chambers, participants will gain new insight on the hospital issues being addressed as well as the overall legislative and ever-changing political environment. CHA members will be joined by colleagues from New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania for this interactive dialogue.

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
A Night at the Newseum

Join delegates from New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania for a hosted reception and dinner at the Newseum — situated between the U.S. Capitol and the White House with dramatic vistas of Washington. For additional information about the Newseum, visit

Tuesday, May 3

10:45 a.m. – Noon
California Team Caucus
Washington Hilton Hotel

Join advocacy leaders for a briefing on key issues of critical importance to California hospitals. Participants will be briefed on talking points and provided with their schedule of appointments in preparation for meetings with congressional staff and elected officials.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
California Team Visits on Capitol Hill

Meet with federal lawmakers and key staff to help them understand how the decisions they make impact access to hospital care in their district.
Once you register for the program, appointments will be scheduled with members of Congress and their staff on your behalf. Staff from CHA and the Regional Associations will accompany hospital leaders on the visits.

6:00 p.m.
CHPAC Presidents’ Club Dinner

Members of the CHPAC Presidents’ Club are invited to this invitation-only dinner at Fiola Restaurant. A separate invitation and details will be sent directly to Presidents’ Club members. If you wish to renew your membership or join the Presidents’ Club, please contact CHPAC executive director Jill Thomson at

Wednesday, May 4

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
California Team Visits on Capitol Hill

Visits will continue on Wednesday.

Because visits on Capitol Hill may run late, please do not plan a return flight before 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4.


This program is for executives and trustees of CHA-member hospitals only.
Register by April 7 and save $75.

Member rate, by April 7: $395
Member rate, after April 7: $470
Guest/Spouse rate: $135

A separate registration fee of $135 is required for a guest/spouse to attend the Welcome Reception and the Night at the Newseum. The guest rate is not available to professional colleagues; they must register at the member rate.


A confirmation notice will be emailed to all registrants.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation received in writing by April 1. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellation and substitution notification may be emailed to

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact CHA at (916) 552-7637.


The Mayflower Hotel is the host hotel for the California delegation.

Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(877) 212-5752 (reservations)
(202) 347-3000

Make your reservations online or by calling (877) 212-5752. Be sure to mention the “California Hospital Association” to receive the discounted rate of $329 single/double occupancy. Don’t delay — availability is limited and the deadline is April 7.

California Congressional District Days

In addition to participating in CCAP, meet directly with your Congressional representative in their California district office during the week of June 1 – 3. Demonstrate the strength of California hospitals by participating in meetings that will highlight the great work of hospitals in your community and focus on issues impacting access to care.

For additional information and to sign up for Congressional district meetings, please visit