What They’re Watching: Karen Larsen, Steinberg Institute


Eli Kirshbaum


Karen Larsen, CEO of the Steinberg Institute, is focused on ensuring California’s behavioral health system leads to quality outcomes and holds entities accountable for these outcomes. She said it’s crucial to ensure that the money being directed to behavioral health is yielding positive results. We had the opportunity to chat with Larsen at the 2023 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference.

“We don’t want to be throwing money into a system and not proving that it’s working, and access to care, quite honestly, isn’t enough … if that care hasn’t been proven to make your life better.”