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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Low Threshold Access to Buprenorphine Treatment within Permanent Supportive Housing

Kellene Eagen

Project Goal: To create a proposal to pilot an accessible treatment model for residents of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) with opioid use disorders through collaboration with on-site nursing staff.

September 1, 2019
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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. 

September 1, 2019
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Reducing Staff Turnover to Improve Client Care

Kelly Morehouse-Smith

Project Goal: To improve provider retention rates in order to provide consistent care providers to clients and thus more consistent services to clients overall.

September 1, 2019
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You say “Data”, I say “Data”…

Benjamin Morrison

Project Goal: To improve patient outcomes and team satisfaction by getting accurate, consistent, and timely data into the hands of the care teams with the proper data support.

September 1, 2019
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An Ounce of Prevention: The LADHS Journey to Improve Quality through Efficient Patient Outreach and Engagement

Anshu Abhat

Project Goal: To create a more efficient patient outreach process around common healthcare quality goals. This will improve patient experience and increase clinic staff direct patient care and engagement.

September 1, 2019
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Overcoming the Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage

Tam Nguyen

Project Goal: To increase access to behavioral health services by: (1) expanding the behavioral health provider (BHP) network, (2) using virtual behavioral health (BH) visits, and (3) adding mobile health (m-health) tools through a partnership with a health service technology vendor that functions as the central hub to facilitate referrals and match patients to the right care pathway.

September 1, 2019
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Primary Care for the Mind: Improving Mental Health Access for Children

Lee Atkinson-McEvoy

Project Goal: 1.To create a program to increase the knowledge and efficacy of UCSF Health Pediatric Network PCPs to diagnose and manage children with mild to moderate ADHD, Depression and Anxiety and to partner in a consultative model of care with Child Psychiatry. 2. Increase access for children with mental health conditions by having PCPs managed mild to moderate conditions and increasing capacity in psychiatry for moderate to severe conditions.

September 1, 2019
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