California Academic Chronic Care Collaborative

The California Academic Chronic Care Collaborative (CA-ACCC) was a partnership between ICIC and the California Health Care Foundation, in collaboration with the AAMC.   Similar to the national Collaborative that came before it, the CA-ACCC was designed to provide health professions students an opportunity to learn in settings that strive always to deliver the highest standard of care achievable.  This initiative once again employed the Breakthrough Series Collaborative learning model developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
 
Teams were assembled from a group of California academic centers that are prepared to implement change in the care of one or more selected chronic conditions. Examples of such conditions include diabetes, asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic arthritis, and depression.  The Collaborative's multi-disciplinary teams attended three face-to face interactive Learning Sessions and a Closing Congress over a 12-month period, ending in May 2008.  
 
Participating universities and medical centers:
  
Alameda County Medical Center
Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital Center
Stanford University Medical Center
San Francisco General Hospital
University of California Davis Medical Center
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
University of California San Diego Medical Center
University of California San Francisco Medical Center