This podcast is about strengthening the health and wellbeing of historically underinvested communities. Every episode offers new ideas and practical advice that you can apply today.

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…

“We had no idea what was in store for us during the pandemic,” said CCI program director Megan O’Brien of the statewide learning collaborative on ACEs we launched with UCSF. Find out what we learne…

We interviewed CCI colleague, Wes Gabrillo about what brings him joy, his background as a teaching artist, and how his experience translates to the work he does supporting the safety net.

When Solvista Health’s new CEO Brian Turner came on board in June 2018, one of the first things he did was try to access the Colorado healthcare provider’s intake and enrollment process, as any pr…

Data collection and engagement are pivotal parts of any organization’s efforts toward health equity.
Dr. Geoffrey Leung, Riverside University Health System Ambulatory Medical Director, delves into…

Vision y Compromiso Executive Director Maria Lemus promotes community well-being through the training and support of promotores and community health workers.
She shares engaging stories of how she ca…

Tosan Boyo shares practical next steps for organizations of any size and at any stage of their equity journey.
Boyo — who was recently chief operating officer of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Ho…

For 63-year-old Ja-Jah the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Pride Pantry—a response to widespread food insecurity among its clientele during the COVID-19 pandemic—is more than a lifeline. “When I fir…

It’s a crisis on top of a crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has collided with the country’s opioid epidemic, shrinking access to life-saving treatments and recovery support services while compounding…

Rule No. 1 when providing patients with a ride service so they can get to their medical appointments: Make sure the patients know about it.
Even after COVID-19 hit, some patients of the Kheir Clinic…

Substance use disorder demands a willingness to think outside the box. SafeRx Santa Cruz County, a coalition of social service, government, and health care organizations dedicated to supporting and ex…

The online tools to help patients book their own visits and fill out virtual screens were difficult to roll out but well worth the effort.

Parking lots morphing into pop-up food pantries. Nutrition education classes moving online. Safety net clinics connecting food programs to medical care. Community-based organizations tackling transpor…

It might seem as though nonprofits, clinics, and hospitals working to prevent and heal childhood trauma would be especially sensitive to trauma, burnout, and toxic or abusive behavior at the workplace…

After COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, White Memorial Community Health Center in Los Angeles was among those scrambling to convert to telephone visits with patients almost overnight.
Many safety net…

The Resilient Beginnings Network at CCI recently screened Resilience: Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope a documentary by the late James Redford, a film that traces the science…

Substance use disorder is a multi-faceted conundrum in rural, urban, and suburban America. Relationships within a community are critical to meeting this complex challenge head on. As Rx Safe Del Norte…

Before the coronavirus struck, a Los Angeles-based healthy fast-food chain called Everytable had just received funding to expand its operations. During the pandemic, it pivoted from a retail model bui…

In 2019, the Center for Care Innovations launched Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Primary Care (ATSH). Funded by the California Department of Health Care Services and Cedars Sinai Community Benefit,…

Two safety net giants explain how they helped their patients achieve better blood pressure control during the pandemic.

Over the last year, CCI allies helped us explore an important question: How can partnerships strengthen and enhance the reach of safety net institutions?
Quality health care is essential, of course,…

CCI provides an overview of the ATSH:PC program content and design, as well as information about how to apply.

During the pandemic, health care organizations have been struggling to find ways to authentically connect with employees and team members remotely. With the explosion of COVID-19 cases, business shutd…

Through our Addiction Treatment Starts Here programs, CCI has supported 56 primary care health centers design new or expand existing programs providing medications for addiction treatment (MAT) to pat…

In the wake of the lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Neighborhood Healthcare did what many health care organizations did — it quickly pivoted to telemedicine. But some of its ailing low-in…