Fall 2016 Message from the Directors

Over the past six months, CHOIR has made important progress on our two national collaborative research partnerships; one involving the National Centers of Excellence in Healthcare Transformation funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the other involving evaluation of the State Innovation Model (SIM) awards funded by the Centers for Disease […]


Spring 2016 Message from the Directors

The past six months have been a time of extraordinary growth for CHOIR. We are in the process of developing a national survey of hospitals, health systems and physician organizations as part of our AHRQ-funded National Center of Excellence award with colleagues at The Dartmouth Institute and the 17 health system High Value Healthcare Collaborative. […]

CHOIR to Lead Natural Experiment Examining the Impact of the CMS SIM Initiative on Diabetes Prevention and Management

To stimulate health system transformation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative, which since 2013, has invested more than 1 billion dollars in states’ efforts to plan, pilot test, and implement payment and delivery system reforms. The UC Berkeley Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) […]

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Site Visit Success

  CHOIR team members completed nearly 50 interviews with providers, staff members, and patients during recent site visits to HealthCare Partners in Los Angeles and Advocate Health in Chicago. The site visits took place May 18th-22nd as part of the ACTIVATE (PCORI) project. The project is studying how the two accountable care organizations are activating and engaging patients in their […]

Joint Venture Health’s 1st Anniversary

This month marks Joint Venture Health‘s first anniversary.  Joint Venture Health is a partnership between the UC Berkeley School of Public Health (CHOIR), community health centers, and health systems to transform the delivery of developmental and behavioral health services in primary care to low-income children in the Bay Area and beyond. The year’s accomplishments include launch of […]


NSPO Results Report

On September 10th, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) published “How Physician Groups Manage Their Patients’ Chronic Illness,” a new report on CHOIR’s  National Surveys of Physician Organizations (NSPO) and survey findings. View the RWJF report site here and the full report PDF here. From 1999 to 2013, NSPO included four survey waves to assess the extent to […]

PCORI Awards CHOIR a Grant to Study ACO Patient Activation & Engagement

The Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) at the School of Public Health UC-Berkeley was awarded a three year $2.0 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the impact of patient activation and engagement (PAE) in two large Accountable Care Organizations – Advocate Health Care in Chicago and HealthCare […]