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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Equity in SCPMG Physician Leadership

Shari Chevez

Project Goal: Develop, socialize and utilize a Diversity Dashboard to benchmark, goal set and create accountability to increase representation of Female Stipend Physician Leaders in Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG). 

October 22, 2020
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Improving Health Through Social Connectedness

Chase Coffey

Project Goal: Identify, screen and refer 15 adult, hospitalized patients by Feb. 28, 2020.

October 22, 2020
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The Safe Haven Clinic Initiative: Tackling the Seemingly Intractable Co-Occurring Epidemics of Homelessness and Addiction in California

Noemi "Mimi" Doohan

Project Goal: Support the launch of the first Safe Haven Clinic with Mendocino County in 2021 in a SNF commandeered by the County as a COVID Alternate Care Site (ACS) and purchased with CARES act funds – Whitmore Lane, Ukiah CA.   

October 22, 2020
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Managers in the Middle: Building Manager Engagement Through Peer Support and Professional Development

Blake Gregory

Project Goal: Increase manager engagement by investing in their professional development, create a forum for managers to collaborate, share, and grow their leadership skills, and cultivate manager self-efficacy by involving them in the project design from day one. 

October 22, 2020
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Doing More with the Same: Improving Specialty Access and Communication in the Safety Net

Neha Gupta

Project Goal: Implement eConsult in at least 20 specialties by December 2019, leverage eConsult mechanism for at least 25% of all referrals by August 2020, and reduce backlog to specialty care by 50% by August 2020. 

October 22, 2020
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Building An Integrated Care Training Program To Serve the Underserved

Barbara C. Ackerman

Project Goal: To establish a training program for Family Medicine residents and clinical psychology students so they can learn to deliver integrated health care services as a team to underserved patients in a primary care out-patient setting.

October 20, 2020
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Narcan Per Pharmacy

Beatrisa Bannister

Project Goal: Develop a protocol that would allow all LAC+USC pharmacists to distribute a Naloxone (Narcan) prescription for any patient getting a CII narcotic from a LAC+USC Pharmacy.

October 20, 2020
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