Education event

California Congressional Action Program
Annual federal advocacy program

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May 7 – 10, 2017
Washington, D.C.


As Congress continues to contemplate repeal of the Affordable Care Act, it is vital that a replacement plan be clearly articulated to ensure millions of Californians have the health care coverage they need. Health care coverage must be preserved for the more than 4 million Californians and 21 million Americans who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act through the Medicaid expansion, and millions more who purchased insurance because of the premium subsidy.

We must work together and actively engage with Congressional representatives and the new administration as important decisions are being made. Join your peers and health care 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 for registration and program details.


Sunday, May 7

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 8

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 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 – 5:30 p.m.
National Policy Leadership Panel
Washington Hilton Hotel

Wendell Primus, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Katie Meyer, Senior Policy Advisor, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Veronica Duron, Legislative Assistant, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY); Paul Edattel, Chief Health Counsel, Majority, Energy & Commerce Committee; Brad Grantz, Legislative Director, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA); and C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association (moderator)
During this special briefing, staff from key Congressional committees and leadership will share their perspectives on health care policy in the 115th Congress. 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.

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

Members of the CHPAC Presidents’ Club are invited to this invitation-only dinner at the historic Decatur House, one of the oldest and most prestigious homes in Washington. 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

Tuesday, May 9

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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 – 5:30 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.

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
An Evening at the Botanic Garden

Join your fellow hospital executives from New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Pennsylvania for a hosted reception at the U.S. Botanic Garden, a living plant museum and one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. Members of the California Congressional delegation and their health staff will also be invited.

Wednesday, May 10

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 10.


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 Evening at the Botanic Gardens. 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 7. 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 $339 single/double occupancy.

Availability is limited. If you need assistance reserving a room, please contact Patricia Ward at (916) 552-7526 or