CIN Partner Meeting — Centering Equity in Quality Improvement

Past Event
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

About This Event

This virtual partner meeting of the California Improvement Network (CIN) focused on centering equity in health care improvement efforts, which relates to two of CIN’s priority areas for learning and action — addressing social needs that impact health and providing care differently.

CIN’s programming aims to increase knowledge, share current efforts, and identify action steps to lead, or support, among health organizations; and establish network connections and build relationships among partners to spread of innovation in care delivery. As the only network in California that brings together commercial and safety-net provider organizations, health plans, and quality improvement groups, CIN fosters valuable cross-sector relationships across the state. To learn more about our priority areas and how to participate, visit About CIN.

Recordings of all the presentations are available below, and listed in order of appearance:

  • Dr. Michelle-Marie Peña from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shared a framework for centering equity in quality improvement work and presented a case study on neonatal follow-up visits (two separate presentations).
  • Dr. Ron Wyatt, vice president and patient safety officer at MCIC Vermont, discussed various methods and interventions for measuring health disparities across a variety of medical conditions and settings.
  • Keynote speaker Dr. Cameron Webb, senior policy advisor for equity for the White House COVID-19 Response Team, offered inspiring insights on ways to make progress across health care to advance racial health equity including a call to action for health care leaders in California.
  • Dr. Ritchie Rubio, director of practice improvement and analytics, Children, Youth and Families System of Care at San Francisco Department of Public Health, described current efforts to examine and close racial health equity gaps in behavioral health.

Facilitating the conversations with these speakers were Dr. Sunita Mutha, Rebecca Hargreaves, and Marie Hubbard from the CIN Program Office.

In addition, see winter 2022 edition of CIN Connections that summarized this event, and the page of resources assembled on this topic by CIN.







The California Improvement Network (CIN) is a project of the California Health Care Foundation and is managed by Healthforce Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

For more information about CIN or this event, please contact [email protected].

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Michelle-Marie Peña, MD
Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Ron Wyatt, MD, MPH
Vice President and Patient Safety Officer, MCIC Vermont
Cameron Webb, MD, JD
White House COVID-19 Response Team and Univ. of Virginia
Ritchie J. Rubio, PhD
San Francisco Department of Public Health

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