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Kim Belshe

Biography: 

Kim Belshé was recently named senior policy advisor of the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) in spring, 2011, where she serves as a resource to PPIC leadership and staff as well as the broader policy community on health and social services, fiscal, governance and related reforms. Belshé was secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency throughout Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's tenure. In this capacity, she was a member of the governor's cabinet and his chief advisor on health, social services, and rehabilitative policies. She previously held a number of leadership positions in state government, including director of the Department of Health Services and deputy secretary of the then-Health and Welfare Agency under Governor Pete Wilson. Kim is a native of San Francisco and holds a master's degree in public policy from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College.

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California's Health Budget, In The "Pretzel Palace of Incredible Complexity"

by Kim Belshevia Eureka
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

There are few agencies in state government whose responsibilities touch the lives of vulnerable Californians as personally and directly as the Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency.