Over the past several years, the California Health & Human Services Agency (CHHS) has been focused on increasing public access to health-related data, operating with greater levels of transparency and embracing more innovative approaches to its operations. CHHS aims to revitalize the way healthcare is provided and promoted throughout the State. With support from the California HealthCare Foundation, CHHS hired FUSE Executive Fellow Niles Friedman to establish a new Health Innovation Office to demonstrate the potential of innovation to help make California the healthiest state in the nation.