CIN Connections, Summer 2021 — Caring and Sharing: Supporting the Primary Care Workforce
In this issue of CIN Connections, learn about strategies from health care leaders as they wrestle with increased levels of burnout, trauma, and moral injury among the primary care workforce. Hear about multimodal approaches to building a culture of well-being — creating a workplace where it’s okay to not be okay, to talk about feelings, and to get support.
CIN Resource Page: Building a Resilient Primary Care Workforce
This California Improvement Network resource page provides curated tools to better understand the causes and consequences of burnout, secondary trauma, and moral injury and contains ideas and practices for better supporting the primary care workforce.
Homelessness & Health Care, Payment & Financing
Health Strategies Radio is a new podcast from the California Improvement Network. The initial episodes focus on effective ways to establish partnerships between health care providers and community-based organizations that offer housing, nutrition, and transportation services to patients. Health Strategies Radio is a new podcast from the California Improvement Network. The initial episodes focus on effective ways to establish partnerships between health care providers and community-based organizations that offer housing, nutrition, and transportation services to patients.
Funding for Training of California’s Non-Physician Workforce
Health Management Associates
What financial support is available to California residents engaged in training to become physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs)? Through a literature review and key informant interviews, researchers sought to understand what data are collected and where there are gaps and to make recommendations about future funding for PA and NP training.
Evaluation of LA Care’s eManagement Program
L.A. Care health plan launched eManagement, a web-based program, to improve quality and delivery of behavioral health services for its members. This evaluation by JSI was favorable and informed L.A. Care's decision to continue and scale eManagement.
Shortchanged: Health Workforce Gaps in California
Homelessness & Health Care, Workforce
An estimated 11,226,111 people in California live in an area that has a shortage of primary care providers. Approximately 150,675 people are experiencing homelessness and in need of housing, health, and social services. It is critically important to fill the health workforce gaps across California to meet these needs. What are the numbers in your region?
Care in the COVID-19 Era: An Analysis of California Community Clinics
Telehealth, Behavioral Health
The COVID-19 pandemic is having unprecedented effects on California’s health care delivery system. OCHIN is a nonprofit information technology and research organization that includes 29 health care organizations in California. This issue brief uses OCHIN's unique data sources to show how the pandemic is impacting health and the health care system in the state.
Weaving Together Mental and Physical Health Care Outside the Safety Net
California Quality Collaborative
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
Research shows that integrating mental health into primary care services can increase access to mental health care, improve patient outcomes, and reduce health care costs. While many safety-net providers have made strides toward offering integrated services, most people covered by Medi-Cal get their care outside the safety net, where such integration has not yet taken hold. This paper focuses on opportunities to support practice change in these settings.
COVID-19 Tracking Poll: One-Third of California Primary Care Doctors Worry Their Practices Won’t Survive
May 15, 2020
Many physicians say their practices furloughed or laid off staff or cut physician pay while increasing telehealth visits with patients.
Community Health Centers Need a COVID-19 Safety Net
May 4, 2020
Xenia Shih Bion
Investing in Innovation, Telehealth, Workforce
Stories That Caught Our Attention: The COVID-19 crisis is an existential threat to thousands of primary care providers nationwide — especially those in the safety net.