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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Recognizing the impact of systemic and institutional racism, how might we provide equitable care for patients with chronic conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes? How might we move toward a car…

Is a telehealth coordinator essential for sustaining virtual care services?