The California Improvement Network in 2018: Connections, Learning and Action

As we close up the year, it’s a great opportunity to look back on what we’ve accomplished. The California Improvement Network (CIN), a community that aims to spread better ideas for care delivery, had a busy year establishing connections, learning about quality improvement ideas and innovations, and taking actions to improve care. 

Beyond the Exam Room: Social Needs That Impact Health

by April Watson, CIN Managing Partner, Director, Practice Transformation Initiative, California Quality Collaborative

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 support more than 20.6 million patients across the state – more than half the population of California.

Healthforce Center to Manage Quality Improvement Network

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has selected Healthforce Center at UCSF to serve as the program office for the California Improvement Network (CIN). Established in 2005, CIN is a project of CHCF and is committed to spreading better ideas for care delivery. Its unique community of health leaders from commercial and safety net provider organizations, health plans and quality improvement instructional hubs work to improve the patient experience and the health of populations, while lowering the cost of care.