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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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.

Sep. 01, 2019
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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. 

Sep. 01, 2019
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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.

Sep. 01, 2019
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Surgical Backlog Reduction via Scheduling Improvements and Use of an Outpatient Procedure Suite

Giselle Willick

Project Goal: To reduce operating room backlog for elective cases by implementing surgery scheduling efficiencies, enhancing monitoring capabilities and expanding an outpatient procedure suite to improve surgical access.

Sep. 01, 2019
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Meeting Patients Where They Are: The CareMore @ Home Program

Demetria Malloy

Project Goal: To engage complex patients in outpatient care in the field who have high rates of inappropriate use of emergency room and inpatient facilities, but low rates of outpatient clinic care.

Sep. 01, 2019
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Low Threshold Access to Buprenorphine Treatment within Permanent Supportive Housing

Kellene Eagen

Project Goal: To create a proposal to pilot an accessible treatment model for residents of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) with opioid use disorders through collaboration with on-site nursing staff.

Sep. 01, 2019
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Tackling Health Equity by Creating A Payor-Funded Community Doula Program for HealthNet

Pooja Mittal

Project Goal: To reduce the disparities in birth outcomes for African American women in Los Angeles through a pilot program using community based doulas. 

Sep. 01, 2019
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