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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...
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Mission Integration: Behavioral Health Strategies to Achieve Whole Health (webinar)

L.A. Care Health Plan and Healthforce Center at UCSF are partnering together to host a four-part seminar series focused on providing topical content to clinic leaders in the Los Angeles county safety...
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Health Care’s Problems Too Big to Handle Alone

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP, Director of Healthforce Center The challenges facing health care are too big for individuals or individual organizations to handle alone. Solving these problems requires...
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Increasing Access to HIV Prevention Medication

By Jackie Miller Special acknowledgement to Maria Lopez for her contributions to this article. Joe Smith, a gay man previously living in Boston, moved to San Francisco two months ago and was in...
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Third Cohort of Cedars-Sinai's Community Clinic Initiative Managing to Leading Kicks Off

Thirty mid-level clinicians, administrators and other non-clinical staff who work in community clinics in Los Angeles have been selected to participate in Cedars-Sinai’s Community Clinic Initiative:...
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California Poised to Reduce Medical Education Debt Burden for Underrepresented Minorities

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP Medical education debt has nearly tripled during the past few decades, and our new report finds that Black, Latino and Native American students face significantly higher...
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State Lawmakers Eye Federal Dollars To Boost Mental Health Counseling By Peers

Peer providers use their own life experiences with addiction or mental illness to help others and could play a key role in helping California meet its behavioral health care needs. Now, a California...