California Health Care Improvement Projects (CHIPs)

Ako Jacinto presents his CHIP

California Health Care Improvement Projects (CHIPs) are designed by CHCF Health Care Leadership Program participants with the goal of addressing meaningful challenges or opportunities in health care. 

Browse CHIPs to leverage the work of CHCF alumni and find opportunities to collaborate in order to improve health for Californians.

Search CHIPs

Integrating Care Between Behavioral Health and Outpatient Pediatrics

Katrina Domingo

Project Goal: To pilot an embedded behavioral health treatment service in pediatrics that will support a patient’s ability to access mental health services in a timely and convenient manner – and ultimately lead to better mental health outcomes.

September 1, 2019
View/Download PDF

Increasing Cost Transparency in Health Care

Raymond Tsai

Project Goal: To provide clinicians with cost information at point of ordering treatment so they are empowered to make the best decision for their patients.

September 1, 2019
View/Download PDF

Improving Physicians Engagement at Riverside University Health System

Parastou Farhadian

Project Goal: To improve communication between Riverside University Health System (RUHS) administration and front-line physicians as a way to increase physician satisfaction.
 

September 1, 2019
View/Download PDF

CRIS CONNECT Bridging the Gap After a Behavioral Health Crisis

Melissa Vallas

Project Goal: To decrease the repeat utilization of high cost services and poor outcomes for patients using the behavioral health crisis system.

September 1, 2019
View/Download PDF

A Comprehensive Program to Provide Consistent Education to Pediatric Hospitals

Zoey Goore

Project Goal: To develop a comprehensive and consistent pediatric hospital based services (Pedi HBS) professional development program that supports development of core competencies in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, aligns local and regional performance improvement goals, and will give Pedi HBS physicians the tools to drive change, grow professionally, and be proactive in their own learning.

September 1, 2019
View/Download PDF

Tackling the Opioid Crisis in El Dorado County

Veronica Velasquez-Morfin

Project Goal: To increase county wide medication-assisted treatment capacity, promote safer prescribing practices, and implement harm reduction services to decrease overdose death in El Dorado County. 

September 1, 2019
View/Download PDF

Improving Patient Access Time For Urgent Referrals To Specialists

Ramesh Kesavalu

Project Goal: To improve specialty physician access time for urgent referrals to less than 4 days.

September 1, 2019
View/Download PDF