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Our blue and gold stars! Celebrating graduates of the 1st UC Davis Training Program in Health System Improvement

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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime".
Depending on who and what you read, this quote has been attributed to Lao Tsu, Maimonides, the Bible, the Chinese, the Native American, my colleague Scott, and even to the Italians!
Regardless of the quote’s origins, it brings home the importance of promoting self-sufficiency to sustain change.  
On March 16 this year, 32 physicians, nurses, students, trainees, and staff graduated in the inaugural class of the UC Davis Training Program in Health System Improvement.
The program is a way to learn about the science and art of improvement. As you might imagine, these are invaluable skills in our current health care environment.
The program teaches skills to enable learners to implement, evaluate and sustain population-level improvement initiatives. Our objectives are to increase learners’ ability to understand and apply tools and strategies to improve health systems, participa…