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.

Want to use real-time data to solve real-world problems? Curious about what data sources will help you understand health equity issues in your community?
CCI recently hosted a Technology Solutions Sh…

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…

A pilot program from the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Denver, Colorado, for treating depression yielded a recovery rate is two to four times greater than national averages.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…