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…

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…

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…

Axis Community Health is a community health center located in the Tri-Valley area in Northern California, encompassing Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon. Axis offers medical care, behaviora…

In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, health care service and delivery have rapidly changed to accommodate new and existing challenges.
Community health centers around the country are adaptin…

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…

In our recent webinar on caring for cardiovascular patients in the face of COVID-19 and systemic racism, Dr. Ronald Copeland delivered the powerful opening remarks.

Copeland has long been involved…

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Interfaith Community Services of San Diego saw a tsunami of people seeking emergency food and shelter. “We’re seeing people we’ve never seen before,” said…

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Eric Schluederberg, DO, is a family physician at the Kheir Clinic in Los Angeles, w…

We continue our webinar series to address your questions and challenges that have come up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this session, Elizabeth Morrison, an expert motivational interviewing traine…

With many hospitals swamped with COVID-19 patients and fewer patients doing in-person check-ups, it’s more important than ever for people with hypertension to be able to monitor their own blood pressu…

UCLA is a leader in medications for addiction treatment (MAT) for people with opioid use disorder. We spoke with Dr. Kenneth Pettersen, a primary care physician at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, to l…

In the face of crushing need, the coronavirus pandemic has pushed safety net clinics to get creative when it comes to helping food insecure patients. Some might call it outside-the-box thinking — ex…

This week we continued a webinar series to address your questions and challenges that have come up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elizabeth Morrison, an expert motivational interviewing trainer, joins…

An effective partnership between the emergency department (ED) and health center is an important component of expanding access to MAT. Through this partnership, patients can not only receive lifesavin…

Don’t be afraid to ask — What does “motivational interviewing” really mean?
While motivational interviewing, or MI, has been an evidenced-based practice for more than two decades, in our new…

The wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has required the immediate shift of our work into the virtual space. Now several months into the pandemic, there is an evolving transition into the “new normal” o…

While many patients and providers alike have welcomed and embraced new virtual models of care, these methods of delivering care can pose new challenges in communicating empathy. These resources provid…

We spoke with Lee Bradshaw, the substance use disorder program supervisor at Bay Area Community Health, about medications for addition treatment (MAT) during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also learn how h…