California Improvement Network (CIN) partners include a range of provider groups and coalitions, health plans, and quality improvement organizations. As leaders of the network, they shape network activities, build connections, translate lessons to actions, and encourage others to engage with CIN in an effort to improve health care delivery in California.
Partners for the CIN 2020–21 cycle are listed below.
AltaMed Health Services is one of the leading health care systems providing care to more than 300,000 Southern California residents with 35 accredited sites offering a variety of services to patients of all ages in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
The California Health Care Safety Net Institute is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH), and supports California’s public health care systems in their efforts to improve the way they deliver care.
The California Quality Collaborative (CQC) is a health care improvement organization dedicated to advancing the quality and efficiency of the health care delivery system in California.
The Center for Care Innovations (CCI) connects safety-net clinics and payers with solutions, resources, and experts to accelerate improvements and innovations for healthy people and healthy communities.
The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) and its members share a common mission of supporting and expanding access to quality comprehensive health care for every individual. CCALAC represents nonprofit community clinics and health centers that operate primary care sites throughout the county, and its members serve as the medical home for more than 1.6 million patients per year.
The Community Health Center Network (CHCN) is a management services organization that manages and represents eight community health center partners in their managed care business in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
DHCS is the single state Medicaid agency for the state of California. It contracts with providers and managed care health plans through the fee-for-service and managed care delivery systems, respectively, for the provision of health care services to 13.5 million Medi-Cal members.
Golden Valley Health Centers (GVHC) is a federally qualified health center operating in the Central Valley. Its mission is to improve the health of patients by providing quality primary health care services to people in the communities it serves regardless of language, financial, or cultural barriers.
Health Plan of San Joaquin has been serving members enrolled in publicly funded programs in the heart of the Central Valley since 1996. As a publicly sponsored, nonprofit health maintenance organization (HMO), it contracts with the California Department of Health Care Services to manage health care for Medi-Cal members and is an NCQA-accredited health plan. It works to improve the health of its community by providing access to high-quality, cost-effective health care to almost 350,000 members, serving families in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties.
Since 1992, HealthCare Partners Medical Group and Affiliated Physicians has been committed to developing innovative models of health care delivery that improve patients’ quality of life while keeping health care costs contained. Their physicians strive daily to bring the benefits of coordinated care to managed care patients in California, who represent the diversity of cultures, socioeconomic groups, ages, and health statuses in the communities they serve.
Health Quality Partners (a subsidiary of Health Center Partners) aims to improve health outcomes among the safety-net population by implementing progressive and collaborative programs for community health centers and other safety-net partners.
Hill Physicians Medical Group is the largest independent physician association in Northern California, with more than 4,000 primary care and specialty physicians. The 354,000 lives it manages are a mix of commercial HMO, Medicare Advantage, Medi-Cal, and PPO lines of business. Through its partnerships with leading health plans and hospitals, it give its members access to health care in 11 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Solano, and Stanislaus. Its comprehensive case management programs, targeted clinical initiatives, and a dedication to technological advancement place Hill Physicians at the forefront of the industry.
Humboldt Independent Practice Association (IPA) is a health care provider organization in rural northern California that administers health plans and serves as the leading health care quality improvement organization for Humboldt County.
The Institute for High Quality Care (IHQC), a project of Community Partners, focuses on increasing the quality and accessibility of safety net health care by offering tools, training, and technical assistance to providers, integrated delivery systems, and grantmakers. With an adaptable, applied-learning approach, IHQC works with individuals and teams to implement improvement strategies and to strengthen organizational cultures of quality.
Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Kaiser Permanente is a health plan, hospital system, and medical group, all working together.
L.A. Care is the largest public health plan in the United States. In its local market, it is a three-star plan, with product lines in Medi-Cal, Medicare, and Covered California. It serves 2.1 million members.
Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) is a nonprofit, community-based health care organization that contracts with the state to administer Medi-Cal benefits through local care providers to ensure Medi-Cal recipients have access to high-quality, comprehensive, and cost-effective health care. Beginning in Solano County in 1994, PHC now provides services to 14 Northern California counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity, and Yolo.
Redwood Community Health Coalition (RCHC) is a network of community health centers, with over 65 sites in Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties. Formed in 1994, its mission is to improve access to and the quality of care provided for underserved and uninsured people in four counties. RCHC’s major focus is to strengthen the capacity of member health centers to act as a regional network of comprehensive primary care that provides access to consistently high quality clinical care, effective care coordination, and reduced health disparities.
San Francisco Health Network is the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s publicly funded, vertically integrated safety-net delivery system. It is a community of clinics, hospitals, and programs that connects San Franciscans to quality health care.
Sharp Community Medical Group (SCMG) is an association of private practice primary care and specialty physicians. They are dedicated to serving commercial, senior, and Medicare accountable care organization members with the highest quality of care.