California Quality Collaborative
PBGH created the California Quality Collaborative (CQC), a health care improvement program dedicated to helping care teams gain the expertise, infrastructure and tools they need to advance care quality, be patient-centered, improve efficiency and thrive in today’s rapidly changing environment.
The program is dedicated to advancing the quality and efficiency of the health care delivery system across all payers, and its multiple initiatives bring together providers, health plans, state and purchasers to align goals and take action to improve the value of health care for Californians.
Programs and Initiatives
Advanced Primary CareRead More about Advanced Primary Care
PBGH has developed a set of Advanced Primary Care attributes used by payers, providers and health care purchasers to incentivize high-quality, lower-cost primary care with patients at the center of every interaction.
CalHIVE NetworkRead More about CalHIVE Network
The CalHIVE (Health-Impact-Value-Engagement) Network is a two-year improvement collaborative providing technical assistance to clinicians to improve remote chronic disease management of patients with diabetes and asthma within the primary care setting.
Behavioral Health IntegrationRead More about Behavioral Health Integration
PBGH is supporting the development of tools and systems that can enhance the continuity and coordination of physical and mental health in the primary care setting.
Building Capacity for ImprovementRead More about Building Capacity for Improvement
The California Quality Collaborative (CQC) offers a variety of educational and training initiatives focused on building knowledge and skills in delivery system improvement.
Practice Transformation InitiativeRead More about Practice Transformation Initiative
The Practice Transformation Initiative (PTI) was a four-year initiative that engaged 4,800 clinicians statewide contracted with provider organizations to improve measures of cost, quality and patient experience.
Behavioral Health Integration Improvement Collaborative Curriculum
For health care provider organizations looking to integrate behavioral health services and primary care.
CQC Annual Reports
Covered California, CalPERS and Purchaser Business Group on Health to Launch Sweeping Quality Improvement Project to Modernize Primary Care for Californians
Covered California, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) are partnering to launch a pilot program to promote improvement in primary care which will benefit all Californians.
PBGH Launches Primary Care Collaborative to Improve Chronic Disease Care in a Virtual Setting
Participating organizations serve over 750,000 patients across California’s Central Valley and Inland Empire, where patients with diabetes and asthma have poorer clinical outcomes compared to the rest of the state.
Past Events and Training
CQC Webinar: Accelerating Integrated Care Series: Increase Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Screening
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood and have been linked to more than 40 […]
CQC Webinar: Resilient Primary Care – Insights into Virtual Patient Engagement
Today, telehealth is more accepted by patients, providers and plans, but there may be disparities in how under-represented patients experience virtual care.
CQC Webinar: Back to School: Close the Gap on Pediatric Immunizations
During this California Quality Collaborative webinar, the California Department of Public Health will share statewide data trends regarding catch-up pediatric immunizations.
CQC Webinar: Increase Depression Screening
In this meeting, attendees shared challenges and questions related to depression screening at their organizations, and identified a next step they could apply at their own organizations.