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 Operating Room Utilization at a Level I Trauma Center

Tamara Chambers

Project Goal: To increase the number of elective and emergency surgical cases completed daily at a Level I Trauma Center.
 

Sep. 01, 2019
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Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services: Care When You Need It

Shahna Rogosin

Project Goal: To improve access to behavioral health services by providing educational outreach to primary care teams and implementing consistent use of screening tools.

Sep. 01, 2019
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Child and Teen Outpatient Psychiatry –Tackling Our Youth Mental Health Crisis

Ann Bird

Project Goal: To offer comprehensive and accessible outpatient mental health treatments to the children and families receiving their medical care at UC San Diego Health. 

Sep. 01, 2019
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A Multifaced Approach to Improving Quality Measures in the San Diego Veteran's Affairs Community Living Center

Emily Sladek

Project Goal: To improve the Quality Measure (QM) score in the San Diego Veteran's Affairs Community Living Center by advocating for improved score calculus, which would better reflect the care provided. 

 

 

Sep. 01, 2019
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Applying New Technologies to Revolutionize STD Prevention and Control

Stephanie Cohen

Project Goal: To decrease the rate of gonorrhea (GC) and chlamydia (CT) in San Francisco, by increasing the proportion of men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans women who are screened for STDs every 3 months, and decreasing the time from diagnosis to treatment, thereby decreasing secondary transmission opportunities. 

Sep. 01, 2019
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Implementing a Population Health Approach to Patient Identification and Treatment of Depression in Primary Care

Carolyn Stead

Project Goal: To pilot a payer-agnostic Collaborative Care program for depression in three UCSF Primary Care Clinics that utilizes patient identification for enrollment, systematic tracking with the use of a registry, brief psychotherapy, and psychiatric consultation.

Sep. 01, 2019
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Redesigning Primary Care Clinic to Address Drivers of Clinician Burnout

Shannon Connolly

Project Goal: To use enhanced support staff roles, team communication tools, and user-oriented electronic medical record systems (EMR) design to improve the clinician experience.

Sep. 01, 2019
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