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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StreetHealth: Improving The Medical Outreach Model to Homeless Encampments

Jeffrey Seal

Project Goal: To develop a sustainable model of psychiatric outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness through the provision of psychiatric and substance use medications (medication-assisted treatment) in encampments and improved linkage to community health centers.

Sep. 01, 2018
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Enhanced Staff Training For Challenging Clients In FQHC Settings

Cassandra Eslami

Project Goal: Increase clinic staff self efficacy in dealing with disruptive clients, while reducing disruptions and outbursts in the clinic environment by training staff on "Managing Challenging Behaviors".

Sep. 01, 2018
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Decreasing Patient Rooming Time Using a Pre-Visit Telephone Encounter

Tanya Threewitt

Project Goal: To decrease the amount of time to room a patient, leading to an increase in provider/patient time spent.

Sep. 01, 2018
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Expanding Access to Medical Nutrition Therapy.

Heather Filipowicz

Project Goal: To increase access to Medical Nutrition Therapy.

Sep. 01, 2018
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Sonoma County Hub for Innovation

Alexander Threlfall

Project Goal: To investigate gaps in Sonoma County Mental Health services with to create a more stable infrastructure for quality mental health services across the spectrum of care.

Sep. 01, 2018
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Supporting Undocumented Immigrant Families Through Medical Legal Partnerships

Karen Gersten-Rothenberg

Project Goal: Undocumented families will have access to legal support from attorneys to remove barriers to health care, education, housing, and unemployment at all of La Clinica’s School Based Health Centers in Oakland.

Sep. 01, 2018
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Awesome First Impressions For New Patients

Edward Yu

Project Goal: To deploy workflows that lower operating costs for a new patient visit and achieve high satisfaction from patients, staff, and providers.

Sep. 01, 2018
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