The Director's Office

Welcome to the website for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). OSHPD was created to provide Californians with an enhanced understanding of healthcare delivery systems. Over the years the role has developed to include programs and services designed to promote healthcare accessibility within California. OSHPD is now the leader in collecting data and disseminating information about California's healthcare infrastructure, promoting an equitably distributed healthcare workforce, and publishing valuable information about healthcare outcomes.

OSHPD also monitors the construction, renovation, and seismic safety of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and provides loan insurance to facilitate the capital needs of California's not-for-profit healthcare facilities. OSHPD's programmatic functions are distributed across five divisions, including one foundation, and are advised by five boards and commissions.

OSHPD has approximately 475 staff operating out of locations in both Sacramento and Los Angeles. OSHPD serves a variety of constituencies including hospitals, insurers, health plans, patients, the building and construction industry, academia, healthcare professionals, and healthcare students and graduates. OSHPD staff is motivated to make a difference in the health of the communities we serve through the programs we administer. We hope that you find these links helpful in accessing the department's programs and services.

Director Robert P. David

Robert P. David, DirectorRobert P. David was appointed by Governor Brown as director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on April 13, 2012.

Prior to his appointment to OSHPD, David was an executive for the American Hospital Association where he worked on state and federal issues impacting the industry. From 2005 to 2010, David served as the Chief Deputy Director for OSHPD, and before that, he was the Regional Vice President at the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California for six years. Other state government experience includes serving as Assistant Secretary at the Health and Welfare Agency and as Senior Negotiator at the California Medical Assistance Commission.

From 1999 to 2003 David served as a member of the State Emergency Medical Services Commission and is a former member of the San Joaquin County Health Commission. He was selected as a Sierra Health Foundation Health Leadership Fellow in 2002, and completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University in 2006.


This page was last updated on Friday, July 29, 2016.