CIN is a CHCF project managed by Healthforce Center at UCSF, an organization dedicated to helping health care organizations drive and navigate change.
Better Ideas for Health Care Delivery
CIN accelerates the spread of quality improvement 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 early and advanced learners.
- Action: Partners and members of the network act on what they have learned and identify and implement quality improvement initiatives.
Three Priority Areas to Accelerate the Spread of Innovation
Through a collaborative design process that incorporates the strategic priorities of CIN partners and reflects the broader interests of the network, CIN’s three critical priority areas in 2020 and 2021 are:
- Resilient leadership: the foundation for all improvement efforts
- Addressing social needs that impact health: health begins where people live, work, and play
- Providing care differently: new methods, future thinking
|Priority Area||Resilient leadership
The foundation for all improvement efforts
|Addressing social needs that impact health
Health begins where people live, work, and play
|Providing care differently
New methods, future
|CIN Goals||Establish and maintain a network of strong, resilient health care leaders and organizations able to drive continuous improvement efforts||Understand, create, and implement effective methods for addressing all factors that influence health and well-being||Improve care outcomes, increase access and reduce costs by reconsidering and expanding the modes, methods, sites, and the roles within the health care workforce|
These priorities reflect CIN’s commitment to provide timely and useful knowledge, enabling quality improvement leaders to learn and incorporate leading-edge practices and concepts into improvement efforts. Over the coming two years, CIN will provide technical assistance, programming, resources, and activities to support advancements in these areas.
Who’s a Part of CIN?
CIN is made up of these types of participants:
- Members are individuals engaging in or interested in quality improvement (QI) who have signed up to receive CIN content. Members have access to curated resources and opportunities for learning and QI capacity building. Anyone can be a member by visiting the CIN website and signing up.
- Partners are commercial and safety-net provider organizations, health plans, and QI instructional hubs. Partners co-create partner meetings, inform programming, engage with each other on QI/PI initiatives, implement QI projects, and share their lessons across the network. CIN selects partners via an application process every two years.
- Managing partners are a subset of partners that make up the CIN leadership structure. Alongside CHCF and the program office, managing partners set strategy and allocate resources that contribute to the overall impact of CIN.
- The program office team, based at Healthforce Center at UCSF, provide strategic and operational support for CIN and is responsible for implementing all network activities, including partner meetings, knowledge sharing, and supporting affinity and action groups.
What Programming Does CIN Offer?
For our partners, CIN programming typically includes:
- Three annual partner meetings and meeting reports that are shared with the network through our newsletter and website
- Action groups to connect organizations with new ideas in care delivery and help put quality improvement initiatives into practice
- Affinity groups to connect people in similar roles who work for different organizations so they can identify problems and solutions
- Webinars on timely topics, and workshops and training on critical skills
- Grants for organizations engaged in quality improvement activities
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