A Toolkit to Advance Racial Health Equity in Primary Care Improvement

The California Improvement Network (CIN) is focused on effectively integrating equity into health care improvement projects. Informed by its Racial Health Equity Workgroup and developed in partnership with HealthBegins, this practical toolkit is designed to help health care organizations — including those that provide, pay for, or support primary care — to increase the primary care improvement efforts that center racial equity.

Workshop – Confronting Racism Denial: Tools for Naming Racism and Moving to Action

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific

REGISTRATION: As of May 11, event registration is full. Please email Marie Hubbard to be notified when the event recording becomes available. Note: This recording will include the presentation portion of the event only.

Apply Now for Leadership Program for Los Angeles Clinics

Community health centers and clinics are critical providers of health care access for uninsured and underserved populations and are central to advancing health equity. To improve care delivery, health centers require skillful, confident, and resilient leaders who are equipped to achieve systems change in health care.

Lack of Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Addiction Physicians

Compared to white individuals, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx individuals have decreased access to addiction care, lower rates of addiction treatment, and higher rates of incarceration, non-fatal overdose, and death. Racial/ethnic concordance between patients and clinicians has been associated with improved communication and patient satisfaction with care and may lead to improved addiction outcomes including medication adherence and treatment retention.

Taressa Fraze, PhD

Dr. Taressa Fraze is faculty at the Healthforce Center at UCSF. Her primary appointment is as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and she is affiliated with the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

Human Trafficking: Ready to Respond

Project Goal: By September 2020, providers at SMMC would demonstrate a 50% improvement in their collective knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors for recognizing and responding appropriately to patients who may be trafficked. 

Team-Based Advance Care Planning

Project Goal: To increase the total number of quality advance care planning conversations documented by a variety of disciplines on the team, including physicians, medical trainees, advanced practice providers, social workers, dieticians, nurses and rehab specialists (PT/OT/SLP).

My Vote. Our Health.

Project Goal: To increase civic engagement among approximately 175 AltaMed physicians by increasing their civic engagement activities by Summer 2020.