The California Improvement Network (CIN) is a project of the California Health Care Foundation and managed by Healthforce Center at UCSF, an organization dedicated to helping health care organizations drive and navigate change.

What is CIN?

The California Improvement Network (CIN) is a learning and action network that aims to advance the quadruple aim by identifying and spreading better ideas for care delivery, and by strengthening relationships between commercial and safety-net provider and health plan communities in California.

CIN is a CHCF project managed by Healthforce Center at UCSF, an organization dedicated to helping health care organizations drive and navigate change.

What makes CIN unique?

CIN is the only community in California that brings together commercial and safety-net provider organizations, health plans, and quality-improvement (QI) instructional hubs.

How does CIN accelerate the spread of innovations in quality improvement?

CIN accelerates the spread of QI innovation through:

  • Connection: Partner meetings, affinity groups, and other opportunities to build and strengthen connections among partners and members to increase quality improvement capacity.
  • Learning: Webinars, workshops, and resources that advance knowledge and skills for QI leaders.
  • Action: Partners and members of the network act on what they have learned, and identify and implement quality improvement initiatives in their organizations.

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Christine Castano
VP Medical Director, Optum
Lloyd Kuritsky
Medical Director, Sharp Community Medical Group
Robert Moore
Chief Medical Officer, Partnership HealthPlan of California
Kathryn Phillips
Senior Program Officer, Improving Access
Sunita Mutha
CIN Managing Partner and Director, Healthforce Center at UCSF
James Koontz
Program Assistant, Healthforce Center at UCSF
Rebecca Hargreaves
Program Office Lead, Healthforce Center at UCSF
Marie Hubbard
Program Manager, Healthforce Center at UCSF
Sunita Mutha
CIN Managing Partner and Director, Healthforce Center at UCSF
Dulcey Reiter
Marketing Communications Manager, Healthforce Center at UCSF
Christina Travlos
Program Associate, Healthforce Center at UCSF