Established in 2005, 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.
Advancing health equity requires coordination of health and social services in every community. 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 food, housing, legal, and other services.
CIN is a project of the California Health Care Foundation and managed by Healthforce Center at UCSF.
What Is a Learning and Action Network?
CIN accelerates the spread of health 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.
Three Priority Areas to Accelerate the Spread of Innovation
CIN develops three critical priority areas for each two-year cycle through a collaborative process that incorporates the strategic priorities of partners and the broader network. For the 2023-2024 cycle, these priority areas are:
- Strengthening foundations
- Advancing health equity
- Evolving roles and care models
Identifying priority areas reflects 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.
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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:
- CIN Connections, Winter 2022: Centering Equity in Health Care Improvement
- CIN Connections, Summer 2021: Caring and Sharing: Supporting the Primary Care Workforce
- CIN Connections, Spring 2021: Addressing Racism to Improve Health
- CIN Connections, Fall 2020: Emerging Innovations: Health Care During a Pandemic
- CIN Connections, Spring 2020: Foundations for Health
- CIN Connections, Summer 2019: Leadership for Continuous Change and Improvement
- CIN Connections, Spring 2019: Managing Financial Risk and Total Cost of Care
- CIN Connections, Fall 2018: Integrating Primary Care and Substance Use Disorder Treatment
- CIN Connections, Spring 2018: Healing the Healers
See the CIN website for more information.