What They’re Watching: Rich Saunders, Office of Gov. Spencer Cox


Patrick Jones


The Cox administration is focused on controlling costs, advancing health equity, and garnering input from the community to create uniform goals for health outcomes. 

At our 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Rich Saunders, Chief Innovation Officer at the Office of Government Spencer Cox, discussed the future of the One Utah Health collaborative and bringing the entire health care community to the table to foster reform. 


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Saunders discussed the ways in which the collaborative will operate to reflect the health goals of the community. 

“[We are starting] to put together the structure of how to evaluate efforts that are already underway, and then start establishing metrics of how the Collaborative will be accountable to the legislature, other sources of funding, to themselves, and to the general public for the goals that have been set forth by the community.”