California Catalyst Program
Catalyst is a 6-month capacity building program that uses human-centered design thinking to find new and innovative ways to address complex challenges in California's healthcare safety net organizations.
The Catalyst program runs from January 16 to June 17, 2020. Participants commit to dedicate 4-6 hours per week to Catalyst programming and project activities. Catalyst teams are made up of 3 team members and one team sponsor.
The program consists of:
- Training: Structured as 3, 2-day workshops providing in-depth, hands-on training spread over a 6-month period. At the end of the program, teams present their solution prototypes to organizational leadership and other community innovators.
- Ongoing coaching: Support from peer coaches who have experience practicing human-centered design in resource-constrained settings. Coaches attend the in-person workshops, and Catalyst teams can call their coach for support in between trainings. There are also "office hours" and "booster" webinars throughout the program to help teams advance their work.
- Peer-learning community: Facilitated online discussions about innovation and design among current participants and Catalyst alumni.
- Online resource library: A library of Catalyst how-to videos, templates, method cards, and case studies that can be accessed online at any time.
Eligible participants are 501(c)(3) organizations in California that meet the following criteria:
- Community-based organizations providing direct services to improve physical, mental, social, environmental, or economic well being in underserved populations
- Safety net healthcare organizations providing
comprehensive primary care services to underserved
- Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and FQHC look-alikes
- Community clinics
- Rural health clinics
- Free clinics
- Ambulatory care clinics owned and operated by public hospitals
- Indian Health Services clinics
- Regional clinic consortia
Eligible organizations receive a stipend to offset some program travel costs and project expenses.
Organizations located within 80 miles of downtown Oakland receive a $7,000 stipend.
Organizations located further than 80 miles from downtown Oakland receive a $12,500 stipend.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.