In partnership with the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) and Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF), the Center for Care Innovations (CCI) is launching a Population Heath Learning Network (PHLN). The PHLN aims to improve the health and wellbeing of more than 750,000 Californians by bringing together safety net primary care organizations to strengthen and advance their population health management strategies.

What We’ll Provide

Up to 30 organizations will be selected to participate in this two-year network focused on learning, sharing best practices, and taking action to advance population health. This is not a basic or entry level network, but an opportunity to expand and elevate population health activities already underway. Organizations will attend in-person convenings to network with peers and experts in the field. They can also select from a robust array of technical assistance depending on their need, including:

  • Access to 1:1 consultations and support from technical experts.
  • Online resource center and toolkits.
  • Coaching support.
  • Virtual learning opportunities.
  • Site visits to exemplar and peer organizations.
  • Support from CCI’s program team.

Organizations will receive between $4,000 and $8,000 (depending on their location relative to the San Francisco Bay Area) to offset travel costs to attend convenings, workshops, and site visits.

In year two, organizations can apply for grants of up to $30,000 to support deeper implementation of one or more population health management strategies tested in year one.


The PHLN will run from March 2018 to March 2020.

Key dates:

  • Informational Webinar: Friday, January 19, 2018. Access the recording and slides here.
  • Application Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5 pm
  • Network Participants Announced: Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Kickoff Webinar: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 12 to 1:30pm
  • First In-Person Convening: Early May 2018

California-based safety net healthcare organizations that provide comprehensive primary care services to underserved populations are eligible to apply. Organizations must be nonprofit and tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code (IRC) or a governmental, tribal, or public entity. This includes:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and FQHC Look-Alikes
  • Community clinics, rural health clinics, and free clinics
  • Ambulatory care clinics owned and operated by public hospitals
  • Indian Health Services Clinics

Regional clinic consortia and statewide clinic associations are not eligible to apply.

Learn More

Watch the informational webinar to hear a detailed description of the network..

For any other questions, please contact:

Megan O’Brien
Value-Based Care Program Manager
[email protected]

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