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Community Health Center Innovation Challenge

The Community Health Center Innovation Challenge program supports the development, testing and refinement of innovative ideas in health centers with the aim of enhancing the patient experience, improving the health of populations and reducing health care costs. The program is a joint effort of Blue Shield of California Foundation and the Center for Care Innovations.

Informing Change is conducting an evaluation of this pilot program to assess the effectiveness of the grants and other supports including technical assistance offered by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, learning communities and convenings. The evaluation also captures learnings about project implementation, process improvements and outcomes across the grant portfolio and in featured grantee projects.

In addition to informing program refinements in real-time, the evaluation results will help the program share, spread and spark innovations in the community health centers field and broader health care safety net.