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 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.

September 1, 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.

July 24, 2019
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Expanding Access to Medical Nutrition Therapy.

Heather Filipowicz

Project Goal: To increase access to Medical Nutrition Therapy.

September 1, 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.

September 1, 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.

September 1, 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.

September 1, 2018
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Creating a One-Stop, All Inclusive, Onboarding Center For New Kaiser Permanente Members at The South Sacramento Medical Center

Jason Guardino

Project Goal: To deliver an exceptional care experience for new members while simultaneously increasing our physicians professional fulfillment with a new member onboarding center that provides personalized and high quality care at a member’s initial visit to our medical center.

September 1, 2018
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