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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Improving Adolescent Knowledge and Utilization of Reproductive Health Services Using a Youth-Driven “Literacy” Project

Tomás Magaña

Project Goal: To improve knowledge and utilization of reproductive health services in our health center through education of adolescents in our service area using an intervention developed by youth.

September 1, 2016
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Project Quest: Improving Quality of Life in Epilepsy through Supporting Therapies

Alicia Bazzano

Project Goal: To improve receipt of whole person wrap-around services and therefore the quality of life of people with epilepsy in western Los Angeles county by increasing knowledge of epilepsy, referrals to Westside Regional Center, and offer of epilepsy-specific services.

September 1, 2016
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Improving Linkage to Care at HIV Diagnosis

Nicholas Moss

Project Goal: To improve linkage-to-care for persons newly diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus in Alameda County as part of a treatment-as-prevention strategy.

September 1, 2016
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Community Pharmacy Pay-For-Performance Program

Chris Chan

Project Goal: To demonstrate a cost-effective clinical model in the community pharmacy setting which promotes pharmacy quality and achieves measurable outcomes.

September 1, 2016
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Impact of Standardized Community Education on Advance Care Planning

Vincent Nguyen

Project Goal: To increase interest and awareness on the importance of end of life (EOL) care planning by using standardized education programs (Being Mortal screening with a Conversation Café™ discussion and/or an Advance Care Planning workshop), measuring participants’ behaviors and attitudes on EOL care, and empowering them to discuss and document care wishes using appropriate legal instruments (e.g. Advance HealthCare Directive and/or Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form, with their loved ones and healthcare provider).

September 1, 2016
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Nursing Led Care Coordination Optimization

Elizabeth Chow

Project Goal: To improve employee engagement within the care coordination department and reduce average length of stay through coordinated team efforts to reduce inefficiencies.

September 1, 2016
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An Electronically Supported Colorectal Cancer Screening Program for the Safety Net

Beverley Petrie

Project Goal: To decrease colorectal cancer (CRC) rates in patients evaluated at Department of Health Services medical centers by increasing CRC screening rates.

September 1, 2016
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