UCLA CTSI, the Southern California CTSI at USC, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC DHS) awarded Safety-Net Health Innovation Awards (formerly Implementation Science Awards) to three project teams to develop and pilot interventions to enhance quality, efficiency and patient-centeredness of care in the county health care system.
Initiated three years ago, the Safety-Net Health Innovation Awards provide each team with up to $75,000 for one year. Projects are expected to provide preliminary data for extramural funding to implement and formally evaluate the interventions within LAC DHS. Between 2015 and 2019, we supported 18 projects* that had an impact on care or outcomes for:
|Year Awarded||Principal Investigator||PI Institution||Project Title|
|2019||Daniel DeUgarte||Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA||County-Wide Implementation of Post-Operative Pain Management Guidelines with Reduction of Prescribed Opioids|
|2019||David G. Armstrong, Gregory A. Magee||USC||The Hotfoot Line: Implementation and Harmonization of an Instant-triage Program to Speed Care and Eliminate Preventable Diabetes-related Amputation in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services|
|2018||Emily Chang||Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA||Curing the Opioid Crisis: Integrative Medicine Services for Outpatient Pain Management|
|2018||Lello Tesema||LAC DHS (Correctional Health Services) / USC||Rapid Engagement of Patients with Substance Use Disorders through Expedited Triage (RESET): A Jail Implementation Study|
|2018||Kabir Yadav||Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA||Using Behavioral Science to Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Use in Acute Care Settings|
|2017||Dong Chang||Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA||Time Limited Trials to Reduce Non-Beneficial Intensive Care Unit Treatments Among Critically-Ill Patients with Advanced Medical Illnesses|
|2017||Elizabeth Pyatak||USC||Addressing Uncontrolled Diabetes in Primary Care: A Lifestyle Redesign Approach|
|2017||Kenneth Zangwill||Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA||Discontinuation of Antimicrobial Prophylaxis After Surgical Incision Closure|
Map of LAC-DHS Partnered Projects from 2015*, 2017, 2018.
*NOTE: Funding did not include USC as a partner until 2017.