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.

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Human Trafficking: Ready to Respond

Tricia Tayama

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. 

October 26, 2020
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DisasterCrash Cart and IsoCare

Panna Lossy

Project Goal: To turn my experience providing medical care in evacuation centers during the fires into a virtual toolbox for other doctors to do the same when disaster comes to their town and to address the lack of education and support given to low income people likely to have COVID-19 at the time of testing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
 

October 26, 2020
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Tele-Physiatry: Improving Access and Quality to California’s Medical Therapy Units

James P. Marcin

Project Goal: To implement a Tele-physiatry model of care to underserved school-based Medical Therapy Units while evaluating access, patient and parent experience of care, quality metrics and economic impact to the State. 

October 26, 2020
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Providing Community Based Care to Aging Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Alice Moughamian

Project Goal: To develop and implement basic standards of care for the aging homeless population in the community. These standards include: falls prevention strategies, providing support and preparing for any living situation, robust behavioral health support, expertise in the path to conservatorship, and staff training. 

October 26, 2020
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Improving COPD Management in Medi-Cal Population

Deborah Murr

Project Goal: Improve individuals’ quality of life and provide wrap around services in multiple settings to this vulnerable population to achieve overall cost reductions by 2%, ER utilization reduction by 2%, and inpatient admission reduction by 2%.
 

October 26, 2020
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Climate Change is a Public Health Emergency

Gary Pace

Project Goal: To educate stakeholders, identify allies, develop specific goals and strategic pathways, identify funding sources, and create a long-term plan to continue forward after the end of the fellowship.

October 26, 2020
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CLINICAL KEY: Med School Application Guidance for Underrepresented in Medicine

Barnard Palmer

Project Goal: To measure the number of students in this undergraduate or post-baccalaureate UIM cohort that gain acceptance to medical school or other healthcare professional programs. 

October 26, 2020
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