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California Improvement Network partners include a range of provider groups and coalitions, health plans, and quality improvement organizations. Listed below are the phase 5 (2015-2017) partners, including brief descriptions of each with links to their websites for further information. Phase 6 (2017-2019) partners will be listed here in early 2018. See a detailed description of eligibility requirements and commitments for CIN partners.

AltaMed Health Service Corporation (AltaMed)

Founded in 1969, AltaMed is the largest independent Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the United States, operating 43 sites in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and delivering more than 930,000 annual patient visits. AltaMed also manages an independent practice association (IPA) with 153 contracted primary care physicians and 471 specialists.

California Quality Collaborative (CQC)

CQC is a health care improvement organization dedicated to advancing the quality and efficiency of patient care in California. Each year CQC offers collaboratives and other programs to nearly 1,000 leaders and staff from 300 organizations providing health care to an estimated 6.5 million Californians. As the improvement program within the Pacific Business Group on Health, CQC works to generate scalable and measurable improvement in care delivery in ways important to patients, purchasers, providers, and health plans.

Center for Care Innovations (CCI)

CCI harnesses 10 years of experience to generate ideas, best practices, and funding to strengthen California's health care safety net. By bringing people and resources together, it accelerates innovations for healthy people and communities. CCI can help both foundations and the service providers they support find partners, take advantage of best practices, learn from failures, and build on each other's work.

EPIC Management

EPIC Management provides management and consulting services to Southern California physician groups and IPAs in the Inland Empire. EPIC employs over 1,000 medical and administrative professionals who work in partnership with their clients' 200 physicians to provide high-quality health services to over 150,000 patients from Pomona to Banning.

HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Since 1992, HealthCare Partners Medical Group has been committed to developing innovative models of health care delivery that improve patients' quality of life while containing health care costs. HealthCare Partners Medical Group delivers coordinated medical care to more than 575,000 managed care patients in California and is composed of more than 65 medical offices, 1,400 primary care physicians, and 3,000 specialty physicians. Administrative systems and central support services for the medical group are managed by HealthCare Partners, LLC, an affiliated management services organization and a division and wholly owned subsidiary of DaVita HealthCare Partners.

Humboldt Del Norte IPA (HDNIPA)


Foundation for Medical Care (FMC)

HDNIPA/FMC is primarily a third-party administrator for PPO/HMO health plans and a quality improvement organization for Humboldt County. The IPA and the foundation's HMO/PPO provider network consists of 98% of the health care clinicians in Humboldt County (78 primary care physicians and 108 specialty physicians). The IPA manages 5% of the total population though HMO plans and has access to an additional 33% of the total population through PPO plans.

Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)

Inland Empire Health Plan is a not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan with a provider network of over 4,000 providers and more than 1,500 employees and serving more than 1,100,000 residents of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties who are enrolled in Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect (Medicare), Medicare Special Needs Plan, or the Healthy Kids Program.

Institute for High Quality Care (IHQC)

The Institute for High Quality Care, a project of Community Partners, focuses on increasing the quality and accessibility of safety-net health care by offering tools, trainings, and technical assistance to providers, integrated delivery systems, and grant makers. Home of the proven Building Clinic Capacity for Quality (BCCQ) training model, IHQC and BCCQ have supported improvement efforts for more than 85 community health centers and over 500 staff, providers, and senior executives since 2007. With an adaptable, applied-learning approach, IHQC works with individuals and teams to implement improvement strategies and to strengthen organizational cultures of quality.

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC-DHS)

LAC-DHS is a publicly supported integrated delivery network (IDN) governed by the elected Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. LAC-DHS operates a network of three acute care hospitals, one rehabilitation hospital, two multi-service ambulatory care clinics, six comprehensive health centers, 10 owned-and-operated health centers, and over 100 public-private partnerships (contracts with FQHC and stand-alone clinics). The hospitals and clinics serve approximately 800,000 patients annually, of which almost 50% are new to the system each year.

Monarch HealthCare

Recently acquired by OPTUMHealth, Monarch is the largest IPA in Orange County. Monarch consists of over 2,500 physicians who care for more than 200,000 managed care and Medicare ACO patients. The organization contracts with most major health plans in California and has relationships with most Orange County hospitals.

Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC)

PHC is a nonprofit managed care plan that serves 14 Northern California counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity, and Yolo. PHC has over 750 employees spread throughout four regional locations (Eureka, Fairfield, Redding, and Santa Rosa) and currently serves about 570,000 members.

Redwood Community Health Coalition (RCHC)

RCHC is a coalition of community health centers in Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties. The 16 RCHC member health centers, with 38 sites, provide 775,000 visits per year and a medical home to 225,000 individuals. There are over 190 primary care providers in RCHC's health care centers.

San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP)

This local public health plan manages care for enrollees in Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids, and Healthy Workers, and serves as third-party administrator for the Healthy San Francisco access program. SFHP provides coverage to over 80,000 low-income members.

SF Health Network (SFHN)

SF Health Network, operated by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, serves over 120,000 individuals annually. As the city's only complete system of care, SFHN includes: over 35 community-based primary care and behavioral health clinics; San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, an acute care hospital and level one trauma center that provides full-scope ambulatory, specialty and diagnostic services; Laguna Honda Hospital, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility that provides a comprehensive program of care including dementia, HIV/AIDS, traumatic brain injury, and palliative care; jail health; maternal child health; and programs for homeless patients.

The California Health Care Safety Net Institute (SNI)

SNI is the quality improvement affiliate of the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH), representing 21 public hospital systems and academic medical centers and their 150 primary care clinics and numerous specialty care clinics across the state. The public hospital systems serve an estimated 2.6 million primarily low-income, uninsured, or publicly insured patients.


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