We're accelerating innovations for healthy people and healthy places.

Strengthening the Health and Well-Being of Underserved Communities

We cultivate innovation within organizations delivering care and services to low-income people. How? We help you …


new ways of working and creative problem solving.


the research, testing, and implementation of fresh approaches.


successful innovations, so our network rapidly adopts best practices.

Organizations We’ve Worked With
Innovators In Our Network

Our Focus

We work relentlessly to bring practical innovations to your organization.

We believe the challenges we face are actually tremendous opportunities. Alone, you can continue efforts to plug the gaps in a broken system. But together, we can realize transformational change.

Explore our programs and areas of work:


Connected Care Accelerator

Now accepting applications for our newest program!

We are excited to launch the Connected Care Accelerator, a new initiative of the California Health Care Foundation in partnership with the Center for Care Innovations, to help health care health care safety net practices, including community health centers and independent physician practices that predominantly serve low-income communities, implement virtual care.

The accelerator is designed to help California’s health care safety net respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline to apply: June 19

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Upcoming CCI Webinars

Free online learning for all.


Innovation During a Time of Crisis — June 3 at 12pm PT. COVID-19 has created immense pressure and pain on many institutions and individuals. It has also created unprecedented possibility and opportunity. Join CCI as we explore experimentation in a time of crisis and the unintended consequences of innovations that do not explicitly consider underserved communities. Register

Learn to Use Storyboards to Think Through Workflows and Client ServicesJune 4 at 12pm PT. Are you interested in enhancing your workflows or services? Are you looking for ways to be more visual in your work? Then join us for a workshop on how to use storyboards to visualize new processes and stakeholder experiences. Register

Connected Care Accelerator Informational WebinarJune 9 at 1pm PT. Join CCI and California Health Care Foundation to hear more about a new virtual care program launching in June 2020. Register

Navigating the Shift Back to In-Person Care Amidst COVID-19 FearsJune 10 at 12pm PT. Learn how Adventist Health Lodi Memorial partnered with human-centered designers to encourage sick patients to seek emergency care and Chapa-De Indian Health is working to make patients feel safe during visits. Then dig into the nitty gritty of implementation and figure out ways you might operationalize some of these changes yourself. Register

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Featured Resources

What we’ve learned from our programs may help yours. View all resources ›

We're continuing to compile key CCI resources to help you get started on phone visits, video collaboration, texting, and more. This is a living document that we're adding to as we go. Learn from organizations just like yours.
We're in this together. With your help, we've been crowdsourcing the best resources — toolkits, webinars, case studies, playbooks, and more — to support you and your organizations during this pan...
Some clinics in the safety net have had to lay off workers. This place had another idea. When Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) of Oregon got word that the state was ordering a lockdown to protect r...
Not too long ago, it was an elbow-to-elbow, shoulder-to-shoulder job. That’s one of the things community health workers liked most about their job with the Community Health Center Network (CHCN). Th...
We’ve all seen the images, a stunning visual representation of the double whammy punch landed by an unprecedented public health pandemic and resulting record unemployment. Miles-long lines of cars...
In this time of COVID-19, safety net providers are looking for solutions for providing care without requiring patients to physically go into the clinic. Many are switching their scheduled in-person vi...

CCI Academy

We’re bringing our two decades of experience directly to you, in an online format.

Through CCI Academy, you can participate in short courses, where you’ll discover the mindsets, behaviors, and skills to pursue new ideas. You can join peer workshops to learn from our growing network of innovators.

You can also jump into community discussions to ask questions and share your own experiences. Right now, the forum is buzzing about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“The seeds CCI has planted are growing! I am very grateful to CCI for all the innovative information and solutions you send our way.”