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 private purchasers to align goals and take action to improve the value of health care for Californians.
Programs and Initiatives
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.
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.
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.
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.
CQC Annual Reports
Advanced Primary Care: Defining a Shared Standard Technical Brief
CalHIVE Program Prospectus
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
Resilient Primary Care
The recent public health emergency confirmed that high quality, patient-centered primary care is the essential core of an effective, efficient health system.
Accelerating Integrated Care (AIC)
Focused on highlighting peer successes integrating behavioral health into primary care, this series is for provider organizations (typically medical groups and independent practice associations rather than practices) and payers who are interested in building the resiliency of communities and primary care teams by taking the next steps in integrating behavioral health into primary care.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, small practices and IPAs made remarkable progress implementing and expanding telehealth in a very short timeframe, providing critical care to their patients.
COVID-19 | Caring for Patients Virtually: Lessons from a Successful Virtual Primary Care Practice
We were joined by Dr. Yumi Taylor, Linette Fung, and Robert Scrase of Tera by Sutter Health. Tera delivers high-quality, patient-centered care, 95% virtually.