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Government Affairs

Gold Coast Health Plan's (GCHP) Government Affairs Department serves as a liaison between the Plan, legislators and local elected officials and interfaces with a variety of state and local agencies. Coupled with its primary role of analyzing state and federal issues related to healthcare and Medicaid / Medi-Cal policies, the department also provides information on the Affordable Care Act and healthcare reform.

Opioid Policy Summit

Opioird Policy Summit PDFGold Coast Health Plan (GCHP), in collaboration with the Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH), will be holding an Opioid Policy Summit on May 5.

The abuse of prescription opioid medications has been of serious concern at the national, state, and local levels. Policymakers are attempting to combat the opioid epidemic in their communities by proposing and passing legislation to address the issue.

With the Opioid Policy Summit, the goal of the Plan and VCBH is to engage community stakeholders in a discussion about strategies that can be used to address the opioid epidemic in Ventura County.

Susan Klimusko

Dr. Kelly Pfeifer

What Would it take to get to Zero Overdose Deaths in California?

Dr. R. Corey Waller

Addressing the National Epidemic through Policy and Practice

Panel Discussion - Jacqui Irwin, Moderator

For More Information

Please email Marlen Torres, Executive Director of Strategy and External Affairs, at