California Improvement Network

California Improvement Network partners interact at a meeting

About CIN

The California Improvement Network (CIN) is a learning and action community that advances equitable health care experiences and outcomes for Californians through cross-sector connections, spreading good ideas, and implementing improvements. The 2023-2024 cycle of CIN supports the future state of health care in California by bringing together health care organizations (HCOs), such as providers, payers, and supporters, with community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide nutrition, housing, legal, and other services.

In January 2023, CIN will embark on its next cycle to pursue its guiding vision: A future in which all people can experience person-centered care that results in improved and equitable health care experiences and outcomes. This requires access to and coordination of health and social services in every community.

CIN is a project of the California Health Care Foundation and managed by Healthforce Center at UCSF, which creates a collective force for health, equity, and action.

What Makes CIN Unique?

CIN accelerates the spread of health care improvement innovations through:

  • Connection: Meetings and other opportunities to build and strengthen connections among partners and members to increase improvement capacity.
  • Learning: Speakers, workshops, and other resources that advance knowledge and skills for leaders.
  • Action: Partners and members implement improvements in their organizations.

For more information, see our latest offerings below and read more about CIN.

Three Priority Areas to Accelerate the Spread of Innovation

Through a collaborative process that incorporates the strategic priorities of partners and the broader network, CIN develops three critical priority areas for each two-year cycle. In the last cycle they were:

  1. Resilient leadership: This is the foundation for all improvement efforts.
  2. Addressing social needs that impact health: Health begins where people live, work, and play.
  3. Providing care differently: Adopting new methods and future thinking for care delivery.

These priorities reflect CIN’s commitment to provide timely and useful knowledge that enables leaders to learn and incorporate leading-edge practices and concepts into improvement efforts. CIN provides technical assistance, programming, resources, and activities to support advancements in these priority areas. The priority areas will be updated soon for the 2023-2024 cycle.

Become a CIN Member

Membership in the California Improvement Network is open to all and free of cost thanks to the support of the California Health Care Foundation. Members learn about the latest health care improvement resources and events through our monthly newsletter. Join CIN now to become part of a community that is connecting, learning together, and taking action that effects positive change.

Latest Resources from CIN

CIN Connections captures learnings and tools from periodic network meetings. Here are recent reports, which reflect the wide range of topics the network members address:

See the CIN website for more information.