Our JSI/California office shares JSI's philosophy, mission, and values: in all of our work, we are driven by a commitment to improving the health of individuals and communities, with a particular focus on underserved and vulnerable populations. For further information about all of JSI's work around the country, please explore our U.S. services, areas of technical expertise, and projects.

JSI/California’s team is a dedicated group of health policy and public health professionals. We employ innovative approaches that are based on evidence and emerging practice and meaningfully engage stakeholders. We work collaboratively with clients to improve health outcomes and advance health equity through the development of sustainable programs and policies.



Health Care Reform
Supporting providers, payers, and policymakers in developing policy and payment strategies that incentivize value-based payment and care.

Featured Resource: Partnering to Succeed: How Small Health Centers Can Improve Care and Thrive under Value-Based Payment

Safety Net
Working at local, county, state, and national levels on payment reform and practice change that recognize the importance of social determinants of health and support more efficient health systems and improved outcomes.

Featured Resource: "What I wish I had known about health plans when I worked at a health center...": Insights for Strategically Engaging with Public Medi-Cal Health Plans

State and Local Public Health
Working with counties and community-based organizations to advance population health and reduce health disparities through effective communication and evaluation.

Featured Resource: Project Summary: HIV Test? I'm on it! Campaign

Healthy Communities
Aligning multiple strategies and stakeholders to promote health equity and community-level prevention initiatives.

Featured Resource: Accountable Communities for Health: Strategies for Financial Sustainability Report


Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net  
JSI--funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation--has launched The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net which provides funding, training and technical assistance to state primary care associations and behavioral health state associations to advance value-based payment and care in their states.

Advancing High Performing Primary Care in California Health Centers  
JSI is working to advance the understanding of care delivery functions and aligned financial and HIT capabilities safety-net practices need to provide high-quality, comprehensive primary care, through illustrating approaches to developing and sharing these functions among clinics and centers.

Developing a Healthy Merced Campaign Brand  
JSI developed All In For Health, a multimedia campaign to create a culture of health in Merced County and support their Partnerships in Community Health (PICH) project. JSI conducted research with English-, Spanish-, and Hmong-speaking residents to inform the campaign.

Supporting Whole-Person Care Implementation  
JSI conducted research through literature review and key informant interviews in order to produce a series of short reports on priority questions. JSI also engaged with and provided technical and strategic support to local leaders implementing Whole-Person Care initiatives.


  • State and National Foundations
  • Community Health Centers
  • Public Health Departments
  • Health Systems and Health Plans
  • Community-Based Organizations
  • State and National Organizations


Director, JSI/California: Rachel Tobey

2080 Addison St
Suite 4
Berkeley, CA 94704-1692
Phone: 1.415.400-0020
Fax: 1.415.400-0019

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