Kate Meyers

Kate Meyers

Senior Program Officer, High-Value Care
California Health Care Foundation

Kate Meyers is a senior program officer at the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), a nonprofit independent philanthropy based in Oakland, California. CHCF is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. Kate is part of CHCF’s High-Value Care team, which supports policies and care models that align with patient preferences, are proven effective, and are affordable. Her work focuses on improving care and quality of life for people with serious illness.

Before joining the foundation, Kate worked for eight years as an independent consultant managing initiatives to expand access to community-based palliative care in California and to spread the lessons learned by pioneering organizations involved in this work. Prior to that, she worked at Kaiser Permanente in roles focused on improving the care of older adults and reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. Kate received a bachelor’s degree in history from Colgate University and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.


Breakout Session II – Building State Coalitions with Evidence-based Messaging

Presented by Kate Meyers, Peggy Maguire, Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, Anna Gosline at 1:30 PM on Thursday, October 10th.

2019 has been a great year for new state-based research on advance care planning, palliative care, and serious illness. Representatives from key states will present these recent findings and discuss how they are being used to advance the goals of their state coalitions. Attendees will learn how to implement some of the findings in their…