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. 

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.

People With Mental Illness Are Finding Work Helping Peers (NPR)

A new NPR story about peer support for people with mental illness in Texas, features Joanne Spetz, Healthforce Center's associate director of research.

Community Paramedicine Project Shows Early Success

An independent study by Healthforce Center at UCSF has shown that  California’s community paramedicine pilot projects have improved patient wellbeing and generated savings for insurers and hospitals.