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…

It’s a conundrum: Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) have a mission to serve the underserved, but how do you reach these vulnerable people in the first place? Take STRIDE Community Health Ce…

The healing that can occur when clinics treat immigrant patients with respect, dignity and loving kindness.

Amplify Healing Connections teams share tips on how to empower youth, from peer support to bagel prep.

Texts are far more likely to be read than emails or patient portal messages, so these Colorado providers made them central to their telehealth strategy.

Four health care safety net organizations have spent the past 18 months testing, refining, and implementing innovations to help combat transportation insecurity in their communities. Despite embarking…

Six health care safety net organizations have spent the past 18 months testing, refining, and implementing innovations to help combat food insecurity in their communities. Despite embarking on this wo…

Patient portals are patients’ own private gateway to their provider, but they’re only beneficial if patients actually use them.

During their transition to offering telemedicine visits at the start of the pandemic, San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) recognized that handoffs between team members were causing confusion, and patients…

With a large pediatric patient population, clinic leadership and frontline providers were aligned early-on regarding the importance of investing in video visit infrastructure. White Memorial Community…



Kevin Shoop had never had health problems until he had a heart attack on the day of his second son passed away. After his heart surgery, he was unable to pay rent after he left the hospital and…

“Addiction has traditionally been approached as a social problem, not as a health problem. But the reality is that it’s actually a chronic disease.”

What is the best way to convince people in our country to get vaccinated?
One sure-fire way NOT to do so: Argue with a COVID vaccine skeptic until you are both worn out. Instead, tailor the solution…

In this clip from a California ACEs Learning Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC) webinar, Dr. Alicia Lieberman describes how the Trauma & Resilience-informed Inquiry for Adversity, Distress…

The IMAT Index was developed as a practical, easy-to-use quality improvement tool for primary care clinics treating substance use disorders.

We’re talking about the 4 R’s framework which covers the different phases of the pandemic: readiness, response, recovery, and renewal.
Our hope is that this scaffolding can help health centers and…

The mental health center launched its new website in English and Spanish, staying true to its original vision.

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 s…

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…