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Reflections on Leadership: Being Intentional About How to Approach What’s Next

by Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP As we look forward from this recent presidential election, there is a lot to celebrate given the huge success of “get out the vote” efforts. However we might feel about the...
In honor of her lasting contributions to the disability rights movement and in recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, we’re taking a moment to highlight a few of her key decisions and reflect on the role of Healthforce Center in driving equitable, social change through evidence-based research.

Drivers for Change in the Disability Rights Movement: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy and the Case for Evidence-based Research

By Jackie Miller The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dream of becoming a “great diva” did not come to fruition in the truest sense, but she sang her opinions from the highest court in the land, and they...
California’s first-ever Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, spoke to the alumni of the California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) Health Care Leadership program.

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Shape Health Care: In Conversation with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP On September 24, the state of California’s first-ever Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, spoke to the alumni of the California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) Health...
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Innovations, Failures, and Leadership Lessons During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On September 18, Dr. Mitch Katz, President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals, shared with California Improvement Network (CIN) partners at the fall CIN partner meeting about his experience leading the...
Leading Beyond the Crisis: What Leaders Should Know

Leading Beyond the Crisis: What Leaders Should Know

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP For nearly three decades Healthforce Center has been training health care leaders at all levels - from emerging to executive levels. Since the beginning of the COVID-19...
The Equitable Future We Need

The Equitable Future We Need

by Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP While I usually use this space to talk about leadership and increasing capacity in health care, now is not the time for that. Now is the time to talk about the despair and...
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Joanne Spetz, PhD Three of every four pharmaceutical overdose deaths in 2010 involved opioids, according to the CDC. This sobering statistic focused attention on the rapid acceleration and...
Community Clinic Case Study: Los Angeles Christian Health Centers Health Home Program

Community Clinic Case Study: Los Angeles Christian Health Centers Health Home Program

How One Los Angeles Area Clinic Addresses Housing Insecurity and Homelessness Implementing new programs can pose operational challenges for seasoned staff and leaders at any organization. Even with a...
Reflections on Addressing Social Needs During a Pandemic

Reflections on Addressing Social Needs During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in every possible way in a short amount of time. While the spread of COVID-19 and the economic effects of shelter in place have impacted everyone to...
A Road Map for CIN in 2020-21

A Road Map for CIN in 2020-21

The California Improvement Network (CIN) is a learning and action network that aims to advance the Quadruple Aim by identifying and spreading better ideas for care delivery. The network is fueled by...