The Government Relations department is UCLA Health’s liaison to local, state, and federal elected officials and government agencies. We connect our hospital leadership and faculty with policy makers to communicate the impact that our health system, medical innovations, and research has on the communities that we serve. We host government officials at UCLA so that they can learn more about our work, and we meet them in their districts to highlight UCLA Health programs that serve communities across Southern California.
For more than 60 years, UCLA Health has served the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Country through world-class patents care, medical research and teaching. Today UCLA Health ranks #1 in Los Angeles, #1 in California and #6 nationally in the 2019–20 assessment published today by U.S. News & World Report.
Nestled in West Los Angeles our hospital is home to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Together with the UCLA Santa Monica Medica Center and more than 180 outpatient locations across Southern California , we serve hundreds of thousands of patients annually.
For questions about and/ or contacts with Los Angeles City, County our other local government officials, please contact Jazmin Diego, Associate Director of Government Relations.
We work alongside our state legislators, state agencies, Governor’s office, and policy makers to advocate on behalf of UCLA Health system. Together with our subject matter experts, we advocate for pieces of legislation and budgetary items that promote our mission- deliver leading-edge patient care, research and education.
For questions and/ or contacts with State Assemblymembers, State Senators, Governor’s office, and state agencies, please contact Jazmin Diego, Associate Director of Government Relations.
As worldwide health care providers and medical researchers, UCLA Health provides unique expertise to federal policy makers. We work with our leadership, faculty, and researchers to advocate for robust federal research and hospital health care funding.
For questions and/ or contacts with Congressional members, and federal agencies, please contact Michael Altschule, Executive Director of Government Relations.