A few months ago, I got accepted as a fellow in the Women’s Policy Institute (WPI), a program of the Women’s Foundation of California that is dedicated to training women on how to do public policy work in the backdrop of our state’s capitol, Sacramento. The training program draws from the “learn by doing” model, placing people in teams to develop and implement a policy advocacy project in an area or issue of interest. Considering that Community Health Partnership’s mission is to advocate for affordable and accessible health care for all, participating in the WPI is a golden opportunity to enhance my skills as a health policy specialist. ..
It’s my pleasure to introduce Reena Gadhia, RN, MPH, Community Health Partnership’s Quality Improvement Program Manager as this week’s guest blogger! Community Health Partnership’s Quality Improvement (QI) team assists our member health centers and clinics with improving access to specialty care, preparing them for Patient Centered Medical Home accreditation, as well as providing other types of assistance and training. Our Quality Improvement activities are an essential component for realizing our mission. In partnership with our member health centers, we are able to build upon successful practices and streamline systems. This critical work improves health care delivery and cost, thereby affirming our commitment to advocating for affordable, accessible, and patient centered care for all. ..
Last week, Community Health Partnership leadership and staff attended the California Primary Care Association’s (CPCA) annual conference held in San Diego. The Partnership works very closely with the CPCA, as their organization represents and advocates for 800 community health centers and clinics throughout the state. Like Community Health Partnership, CPCA coordinates research and programs that promote collaboration among its member health centers. ..