About the Podcast
Our podcast seeks to explore Health Policy – locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally. There are podcasts for medicine and health, and podcasts for policy. But until this podcast, none have been devoted to discussing solely health policy.
Since the podcast is created at a California public university, it will deal with many issues affecting Californians. But since the work of the faculty and students spans the globe, it will allow for educating the public about the great impact that the School of Public Health has in communities around the world.
Our team hopes to provide clarity to many issues, shed light on decision making and provide timely consideration of key issues affecting not only Californians but any listener.
The Podcast is moderated by Gary Rotto, Lecturer in the School of Public Health with a specialization in Medi-Cal policy and the service delivery system in Southern California. Mr. Rotto brings an unparalleled background in health policy to the air with experience directing policy for elected officials at the State, County and City levels of government. For over 10 years, he has impacted health policy on behalf of community health centers. Outside of the University, Mr. Rotto serves as the Senior Vice-President of Government and Public Affairs for Borrego Health, the largest community health center network in California. During the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he was a frequent guest on the KPBS program “Midday Edition” helping to unpack the many moving parts of the ACA and how the number of uninsured was decreasing with each action. He is a trusted advisor to candidates across the country as they seek unbiased information from which to create their positions on the US healthcare system.