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 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.

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…

Just a month ago, hardly any states, counties, hospitals, or private labs had released the racial demographics of the people who had been impacted by COVID-19. Now we’ve learned that people of color…

In March, we announced our request for applications (RFA) for CALQIC (California ACEs Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative) a new program that will support clinics in screening for and respo…

Last week I got my first glimpse of health care in the age of COVID-19.
Two days before Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered Californians to “shelter in place” — that is, to stay home — my teenage son L…

CHCN is a technology innovation hub. And on top of everything else, CHCN is working furiously to boost the health centers’ HEDIS ratings — a set of quality improvement measures that can translate…

Have you ever struggled to gain support for an improvement project from key stakeholders?
You know what you want to achieve, you know what success will look like, and you already have all kinds of id…

In December, seven participants and program team members from Kaiser Permanente’s cardiovascular disease risk reduction initiatives attended a site visit at Livingston Health Center in California’…

Altura Centers for Health had a nagging problem. The Tulare, California, health center serves as the primary medical stop for about 30,000 residents in the Central Valley, but patient scheduling was a…

Petaluma Health Center is known for solving problems at its high-spirited daily huddles and regular brainstorming sessions.
But it discovered one persistent pain point needed some extra time and atte…

A “gallery of innovations” showcases successful innovative practices that have been implemented in both health care and other industries.

I first became acquainted with Quincy’s story when I watched a video about Marin City Health and Wellness Center and its medications for addiction treatment (MAT) program.

 

I had recen…

This is a story of practice transformation in a small primary care practice in Carson, Calif.
Here, Melchor Lagunzad is just one of the many patients who live with diabetes. Dr. Emil Padre’s practi…

As you may know, CCI has been leading the Resilient Beginnings Collaborative (RBC), a program dedicated to addressing childhood adversity in pediatric safety net care settings. We have learned through…

Diabetes and hypertension are lifelong diseases that are notoriously hard for many patients to manage. This July, as program team members for Kaiser Permanente’s PHASE program, we participated in a si…

Part of cultivating a creative professional mindset is about exposing yourself to new perspectives and ideas.

CCI’s Michael Rothman discusses what he’s learned about failure and how to use those lessons in his work.

All together now — singing is good for your health.

Over the past couple of months, the CCI team has gathered for a series of retreats on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, also known as DEI.

Dr. Brian Hurley, the clinical director for CCI’s Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Primary Care program, talks about medication for addiction treatment (MAT).

The Center for Care Innovations is excited to be participating with organizations across the state in a larger effort to curb the opioid epidemic in California.
This larger effort will increase acces…

As we begin a new innovation ecosystem in Colorado and extend the CCI innovation ecosystem beyond California, what else should we be considering?

In our Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes Everyday (PHASE) program — which brings a Kaiser Permanente population health management system to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke to more th…

It’s only when we take the time to understand the readiness for transformation that we can offer the most effective support.