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.

When the Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHCCC) teamed up with the local nonprofit Fighting Back – Santa Maria Valley, its providers expected to focus on intervention and preventive men…

The phrase “community partnerships” typically conjure up images about warm, like-minded people collaborating together towards a common cause or mission. But such relationships can have a dark side…

In the youth conference, teens discussed self-care and the difference between healthy and abusive communication in all types of relationships.

What does strengths-based guidance mean for physicians and other providers counseling patients after screening them for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)?

“Positive childhood experiences can help a person become resilient or heal from adversity,” says Dr. Robert Sege, a pediatrician and a professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine.
In thi…

The collaborative’s data and findings form the basis for the next phase of California’s ACEs Aware initiative, designed to screen for, treat and heal childhood trauma.

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.

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

How a small safety net health center achieved vaccine equity when giant health systems nationwide have faltered

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…

“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.”

For the past 3 years, CCI has been working with healthcare organizations to deepen and strengthen their capacity to deliver trauma and resilience-informed care with pediatric patients and their caregi…

Diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension are among the biggest scourges of low-income communities. Left uncontrolled, these diseases can cripple and kill people long before their time.
Fifteen years…

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.

“We had no idea what was in store for us during the pandemic,” said CCI program director Megan O’Brien of the statewide learning collaborative on ACEs we launched with UCSF. Find out what we learne…

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…