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California Improvement Network partners interact at a partner meeting

Beyond the Exam Room: Social Needs That Impact Health

by April Watson, CIN Managing Partner, Director, Practice Transformation Initiative, California Quality Collaborative We've all seen the pie chart about factors contributing to a premature death: It'...
California Improvement Network partners smile and interact

Refreshed California Improvement Network Set to Spread Ideas for Better Care

by Healthforce Director Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP Boasting a new program office, a strong slate of partners, and a refreshed agenda of focused topic areas, the California Improvement Network (CIN) is...
People help each other up a mountain

How One Man’s Road to Recovery Has Helped Others with Mental Illness

By Lisel Blash, MPA After losing his job in the corporate sector, Josh was homeless and in and out of jail for several years. “Until I had my diagnosis; I thought everyone heard voices,” he said. The...
Dr. Wei An Lee speaks at the LAC+USC Farmers Market

Leadership Alum's Project Continues to Bear Fruit (and Vegetables)

As a fellow in the  CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, Dr. Wei An Lee, an endocrinologist at Los Angeles County+University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center, developed a medical...
Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants are Crucial to the Long-Term Care Industry

The Lifeline the Long-Term Care Industry Can’t Afford to Ignore

by Jackie Miller The long-term care (LTC) industry faces a troubling landscape. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the industry's financial crisis, which is largely due to actuarial...
Behavioral health worker comforts elderly man

Forecast Shows Deepening Shortage Of Mental Health Professionals In California

by Brian Rinker (SOURCE: California Healthline) A report forecasts a substantial shortage of qualified and diverse behavioral health professionals in California within 10 years, leaving minority...

Media Roundup: California’s Looming Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage

Healthforce Center’s latest report analyzes and projects future needs related to California’s behavioral health workforce and forecasts a shortage of qualified and diverse behavioral health...

California Improvement Network Announces New Partner Organizations

Seventeen health care organizations have been selected as partners for the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)’s California Improvement Network (CIN). Collectively, these organizations serve or...
A male nurse Sergio Camarillo

Slow But Steady: The Growing Numbers of Men Who Choose Nursing

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program fellow Sergio Camarillo, MBA, MS, RN, decided he wanted to be a physical therapist after he learned about the profession at a career day in high school. While...

Black Female Doctors Represent Only Tiny Fraction of All Doctors Worldwide (The Mercury News)

An alum of our CHCF Health Care Leadership Program was featured in a Mercury News article about the small but growing number of  minority physicians. Female African-American doctors represent about...