HealthBegins To Design Toolkit For CIN

HealthBegins is proud to announce that we have been selected by the California Improvement Network (CIN) to develop a new practical toolkit to integrate racial health equity in primary care and outpatient settings. This toolkit will be used to support CIN’s mission of “identifying and spreading better ideas for care delivery to improve the patient and provider experience.”


CIN—a CHCF project managed by Healthforce Center at UCSF—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.


As primary care practices continue to evolve their understanding of the social and structural drivers of health equity, they encounter challenges in finding resources to help with their efforts. This Racial Health Equity toolkit will serve to fill that gap, as a valid, fully vetted resource which will help practices address and advance racial health equity.


The toolkit will include resources such as:

  • Discussion guides
  • Tip sheets
  • Example workflows, screening tools, and protocols
  • Modifiable templates (e.g., agendas, tracking sheets, slides)
  • How-to webinars
  • Reports/white papers


In addition, the toolkit will include a series of case studies demonstrating how real clinics have put these tools into practice to advance racial equity. By showing concrete examples of how clinics have implemented this work in diverse clinical settings in approachable, actionable, and measurable ways, these exemplars will serve as a practical roadmap for health care organizations to apply in their practices.


With the understanding that this toolkit must be aligned with established standards of excellence in primary care, we seek to identify and select resources that are:


  • Relevant
  • Aligned with existing primary care transformation frameworks
  • Diverse
  • Focused on implementation
  • Actionable and user-centered
  • Adaptable
  • Validated
  • Measurable


As part of this initiative we are seeking nominations of exemplary healthcare organizations that are using effective tools and strategies to advance racial health equity in primary care and outpatient settings. To make a nomination (or nominate your own organization), please fill out this form.


The complete toolkit is scheduled to launch in early 2022.


CIN is a project of the California Health Care Foundation and managed by Healthforce Center at UCSF.