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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Patient-Reported Outcomes in Oncology (PROMOnc)

Tyler Seto

Project Goal: Survey adult patients with primary chemotherapy for stage I-III breast cancer, stage II-III colon cancer, or stage II-IIIA lung cancer immediately before, during, and after chemotherapy to determine pain, fatigue, and quality of life. Engage appropriate resources based on the answers to the questions.

October 26, 2020
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Improving Mental Health for Children of Military Families in Contra Costa County

Rina Shah

Project Goal: To engage community organizations to identify the needs and create mental health solutions for children of military families.

October 26, 2020
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Role Clarity: the Corner Stone of Share the Care

Miriam Sheinbein

Project Goal: After completing a series of role clarification exercises in the first half of 2020, our teamlets, made up of primary care providers and medical assistants, will report an improvement in role clarity, in their teamlet relationship, and that they have the tools and training to succeed in their role; a more equal sense of personal job responsibility; and reduced burnout.

October 26, 2020
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Designating Sobering Centers in the Care of Acute Intoxication

Shannon Smith-Bernardin

Project Goal: In response to current California legislation (AB 1544 Community Paramedicine or Triage to Alternate Destination Act) and the CalAIM Medi-Cal Reform (proposing In Lieu of Services to establish sobering care), create a national accreditation program through the National Sobering Collaborative to launch in midi-2021. 

October 26, 2020
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My Vote. Our Health.

Efrain Talamantes

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

October 26, 2020
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Team-Based Advance Care Planning

Winnie Teuteberg

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).

October 26, 2020
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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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