With the rapid expansion of telemedicine in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that remote care reaches diverse, low-income patients and promotes health equity, rather than exacerbating health d…

Do you want to learn how to design and deliver better services, then immediately put those skills to work? Looking for how-to videos and guides from leaders in the field and your peers? Curious about…

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…

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.

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…

In May 2019, the Center for Care Innovations (CCI) launched the Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Behavioral Health learning collaborative.
The initiative was designed to support organizations providi…

In 2019, the Center for Care Innovations launched Addiction Treatment Starts Here (ATSH), a collaborative that supported nearly 60 primary care health center sites in California with starting new or e…

“Being ‘trauma-informed’ means asking the difficult question around what happened to somebody, what they went through, which isn’t easy for not only staff members to ask, but also our patients to…

Safety net clinics reported that their work in the collaborative strengthened their ability to respond to the traumas of 2020.

Chronic illness isn’t inevitable, but certain factors make it far more likely. In population health management, health care organizations collect data from multiple sources to predict the risk of il…

As we continue to scale telemedicine approaches in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, there will be many advanced features that can be implemented and optimized for safety net settings. We expect to re…

Central to effective and equitable implementation of telemedicine care is engaging a diverse patient population.
Some of the most pressing areas of consideration to ensure telemedicine does not worse…

Once the decision to integrate telemedicine into routine care delivery is made, frontline care teams must begin to deliver telemedicine efficiently, safely, and equitably.
The key considerations for…

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted health care providers and systems to rapidly adopt and expand telemedicine services. Telemedicine provides a safer alternative to in-person visits during the pandemic, b…

Too many asthma patients were landing in the ED for costly non-emergency care, and the staff needed a tool to figure out why.

In pre-COVID days, there was nothing like the promise of a pie party/pizza party/tamale party—pick your favorite food adventure—to get the competitive juices flowing and tempt taste buds in the wo…

On September 22, the California ACEs Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC) held its kick-off session for members on childhood trauma, screening, resilience, and healing.
Adverse chi…

We can’t solve health inequities in a vacuum. To truly eliminate health disparities, it’s crucial to involve patients and the community and co-design solutions with them.
In the second part of our le…

“Equity cannot be a ‘project’. If it’s framed as a project, it is going to be very hard for it to be successful.” –Tosan Boyo, COO, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
When Tosan Boy…

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center that has served the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area since 1969. The Center provides primary care as well as mental health, sexu…