2022 Quality Improvement Summit

Thank you for joining us at the 5th Annual QI Summit!

Register Here!

Since 2018, the Institute for High Quality Care (IHQC), in partnership with the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), has hosted an annual Quality Improvement Summit, a learning event and conference uniquely dedicated to QI staff, providers, and leaders in the safety net.

Now in our fifth year, we are excited to announce the 2022 QI Summit, a two-day virtual conference on August 25th and 26th!

Safety net organizations are uniquely positioned to leverage QI approaches that will enable them to innovate and rebound stronger than ever.  The 2022 QI Summit offers timely and practical discussions to support staff as they balance a myriad of priorities, strive for health equity in their communities, and plan for a post-pandemic future. This year, in addition to the classic panel presentations and breakout sessions, we are offering virtual networking opportunities built into the event platform and the agenda, including an event-wide chat room!

View a welcome message from Bridget Hogan Cole, Executive Director of IHQC, and Louise McCarthy, President & CEO of CCALAC!


Safety Net Care Providers and Staff

Discounted registration rate for all staff from community clinics (FQHCs, look-alikes, or low-income/free clinics), county health systems, community clinic consortia members that provide direct patient services, and public hospitals.

General Public

Registration rate for IT solutions or technical assistance providers, insurance agencies and health plans, consultants, non-profits, or companies and organizations that do not provide direct care services to patients.

Register Here via Zoom Events

Registration fees include access to both days of the Summit and all sessions, full recordings of each session after the event, and virtual networking + Q&A opportunities.

Please note that each attendee will require their own separate ticket for the Summit.
Each attendee must have a Zoom account (can be created for free) in order to register and access the event.

Questions about the registration process? Please email info@ihqc.org for assistance.

**Photography, screen captures, and audio/video recordings will be taken at this event, some of which may include attendees’ likenesses and voices. By registering for this event via Zoom Events or other channels, you agree that photography and audio/video recordings taken at this event may be used in future IHQC or CCALAC promotions or materials. Please contact info@ihqc.org if you have any additional questions.**

Summit Agenda and Topics*:

All times listed are in Pacific Time (PT)

Thursday, August 25, 2022

9:00 AM – Welcome and Event Kickoff

Opening Remarks

Bridget Hogan Cole, MPH
Executive Director, Institute for High Quality Care (IHQC)

Louise McCarthy, MPP
President and CEO, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)

Looking Ahead: Drivers of Practice Transformation

Palav Babaria, MD, MHS
Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Director of Quality and Population Health Management, California Department of Health Care Services

Cynthia Carmona
Senior Director of Safety Net Initiatives, L.A. Care Health Plan

Jennifer Sayles, MD, MPH
Executive Consultant, Kaiser Permanente

9:50 AM – Breakout Block #1

1A: Beyond the Care Team: Including Allied Health and Patients in Care

Juan Mendez
Manager of Community Health, Providence Little Company of Mary

Nicole Gore
Care Coordination Program Manager, Santa Rosa Community Health

Debra Rosen, RN, MPH
Director of Quality and Health Education, Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Jeanette Rosales
Program Manager, Northeast Valley Health Corporation

1B: Collaborative Approaches to Advancing Health Equity

Amy Wittig, MBA
Quality Improvement Director, Health Net

Dao Fang, DHA
Health Equity Manager, Centene

Ajay Saini 
Director, Quality Improvement, Elica Health Centers

11:15 AM – Breakout Block #2

2A: Sustaining Services Beyond the Care Team

Jonathan Chapman, MBA
Chief Project Officer, Capital Link

Rigoberto Garcia
Former Director of Health Education, Venice Family Clinic

Aleida Kasir, LCSW
Care Neighborhood Program Director, Community Health Center Network

2B: Projects On Parade – Focus on Equity and Social Determinants of Health

Amy Turk
Chief Programs Officer, Downtown Women’s Center

Sheshashree Seshadri, MD
Pediatrics Specialist, Bay Area Community Health

Matthew Ware
Quality Improvement Coordinator, Venice Family Clinic

Dalila Lopez
Program Manager for Food Programs, Venice Family Clinic

Christy Fujita Seki
Development Manager, T.H.E. Health and Wellness Centers

2C: Projects On Parade – Innovations for chronic disease management, vulnerable populations, and provider burnout

Telma Menendez, MPH
Program Coordinator, Diabetes Prevention and Health System Strategies,
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Vishaal Buch, MD
Clinical Medical Director, San Fernando Community Health Center

Ana Grande, Ed. D
Vice President of External Affairs and Community Engagement, Kheir Clinic

Jae Hee Lee
External Affairs & Communications Specialist, Kheir Clinic

Aki Wen, DO
Family Medicine Physician, San Ysidro Health

12:30 PM – Conclude Day 1

Friday, August 26, 2022

9:00 AM – Keynote Address

Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH
Pediatrician and Child Advocate, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco, CA
Director of Equity and Justice for The California Children’s Trust
Chief Medical Officer, San Diego 211, San Diego, CA

10:05 AM – Facilitated Networking Session #1

Join your colleagues across the state in facilitated, small-group discussions! We invite you to take the opportunity to say ‘hello’ to folks you may not have seen in a while, share what you’re learning and working on, and expand your network of safety net staff who are working to find ways of improving quality and transforming care.

10:30 AM – Facilitated Networking Session #2

Join your colleagues across the state in another round of facilitated, small-group discussions, with new group members and a new set of discussion prompts!

11:00 AM – Breakout Block #3

3A: Building Partnerships to Strengthen Safety Net Healthcare

Ben Grossman-Kahn, M.Ed.
Co-Founder and CEO, Catalyz LLC

Kristian Melby, PA-C, AAHIVS
Physician Assistant, Saban Community Clinic

Alex Sato, MPA
Deputy Executive Director, The Center in Hollywood

3B: Gun Violence Prevention and the Role of Primary Care

Amy Barnhorst, MD
Vice Chair of Community Mental Health and Associate Clinical Professor, UC Davis Health
Director, BulletPoints Project

12:15 PM – Closing Remarks

12:30 PM – QI Summit Concludes

*Agenda and speakers subject to change.

Interested in becoming a 2022 QI Summit sponsor?
Please contact Teresa Hofer at thofer@ihqc.org and Matt Moyer at mmoyer@ccalac.org!

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