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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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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Improved Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care

Vanessa De La Cruz

Project Goal: To clarify and standardize intake process to improve patient experience at Santa Cruz County Specialty Mental Health.

Jul. 24, 2019
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Transitioning the Emergency Medical Services Agency to the Department of Public Health: New Beginnings

Naveena Bobba

Project Goal: To ensure that emergency medical services staff transition and acculturate successfully so that the current work of the agency is maintained.

Sep. 01, 2018
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Scaling Existing and Designing New Population Health Management Strategies for Success in a New Alternative Payment Model

Ami Parekh

Project Goal: UCSF health will decrease the total cost of care for attributed medicare beneficiaries by scaling outpatient care management services and care at home programs, adding new skilled nursing facility transitions and End Stage Renal Disease programs, and leverage new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services claims data.

Sep. 01, 2018
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Reducing Emergency Department Overuse and Improving Access to Primary Care Through Use of Emergency Department Navigator

Sergio Camarillo

Project Goal: Reduce emergency department (ED) crowding and avoidable ED visits for patients without a primary care partnership and improve emergency throughput times.

Sep. 01, 2018
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Removing Transportation Barriers to Health Care

Mitesh Popat

Project Goals: To reduce transportation barriers for patients at Marin Community Clinics to decrease the number of missed appointments, and demonstrate return on investment of the program to ensure sustained funding.


Sep. 01, 2018
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My Health Tag – Addressing A1c and Blood Pressure Goal Awareness

Daniela Connelly

Project Goal: To improve metabolic outcomes in our patient population through increased hemoglobin A1c and blood pressure goal awareness by using a simple take-home tool.

Sep. 01, 2018
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