Advancing Quality Together Promising Collaborative Practices

Advancing Quality Together Promising Collaborative Practices

Advancing Quality Together: Promising Practices in Local Plan/Clinic Collaboration

This is a 2-part event, occurring March 7 and 14, 2024 
TIME:  2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Pacific)

This is a FREE event jointly hosted with the Local Health Plans of California (LHPC Institute). Please register via LHPC Institute here

Local health plans and community clinics have long been key partners in providing access to primary care services to California’s Medi-Cal population. Clinics help form the backbone of the safety net in communities across California and work with local plans to reach individuals who might otherwise go without care or seek services in less appropriate or more costly settings.  

An array of external factors impact both local health plans and clinics, including shifts in the demographics of local communities and health care needs of individuals and families; unforeseen health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; systemic changes in reimbursement and payment mechanisms; new and emerging federal and/or state regulatory requirements; and changes in the quality landscape and requirements around quality improvement.    

In collaboration, the Local Health Plans of California (LHPC) Institute and California Primary Care Association (CPCA) will host a two-part webinar series that will discuss the quality improvement landscape, highlight the necessity and value of plan/clinic collaboration, walk through the realities of current performance and explain why and how this matters to plans and clinics.  Presenters will explore the nexus between data sharing and quality, and offer recommendations for promising practices in quality improvement at the plan and clinic level.  Participants will also hear case studies of successful plan/clinic partnerships in pursuit of advancing quality across the continuum of care."


  • Describe the current quality landscape and State requirements for plans and clinics
  • Discuss the realities of how and why plan/clinic collaboration is both essential and mutually beneficial, and how such collaboration helps to address challenges and promote improved quality for Medi-Cal beneficiaries
  • Explore the relationship between data sharing and quality improvement
  • Share positive case studies of plan/clinic partnerships and identify strategies to advance quality for both plans and clinics


  • James Crounse, MD, MPH, Assistant Chief Medical Officer, SAC Health
  • Lakshmi Dhanvanthari, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health Plan of San Joaquin
  • Lauren A. Geeb, MBA, Director, Quality Improvement, CenCal Health
  • David Luong, MPH, CPH, Epidemiology Analyst, SAC Health
  • Robert Moore, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Partnership Health Plan of California
  • Christine Noguera, Chief Executive Officer, Community Medical Centers

This webinar is sponsored by the Local Health Plans of California (LHPC) and is being offered at no cost in order to ensure wide-spread participation.


CPCA provides training and education to community health centers for general illustration and instructional purposes. As an anti-racist organization, we are committed to providing educational opportunities that are unbiased and meet the fullest standards for cultural and linguistic competency for both accredited and non-accredited events. To that end, our Association intends to be in full compliance with the intent of AB 241 Implicit Bias in continuing education and AB 1195 Continuing Education: cultural and linguistic competency. Please read through the text of these bills to understand the intent of the legislature, now codified as California Business and Professions Code 2190.1.

The information on this session is intended only to provide a general overview of the topics addressed.  This session is not intended to provide legal advice or substitute for the guidance, counsel or advice of legal counsel on any matters particular to a specific primary care clinic. CPCA does not endorse companies or products. Advertising and sponsorship revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. 

3/7/2024 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual Event Only

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