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Health policy

This session highlighted policy solutions and opportunities for advancing a health equity agenda.

Speaker: Ellen Wu, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Ellen Wu, has been the Executive Director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) since 2001. CPEHN is a statewide health policy organization whose mission is to eliminate health disparities by advocating for public policies to improve the health of communities of color. Ellen received her Masters in Public Health from UCLA and is an adjunct faculty member at San Francisco State University. She serves on numerous boards including on the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board as the Senate President pro Tem Steinberg’s appointee, the California Budget Project’s Board of Directors, and the City of Oakland’s Park and Recreation Commission. Prior to joining CPEHN, Ellen was a Program Officer at the Tides Foundation and served as Director of Health Education and Cultural Linguistic Services for the Alameda Alliance for Health.