Wishes in a Heartbeat

Documented medical wishes can only inform care if they are known. We look at the landscape for adoption of a POLST registry in California and successful registries in other states.

Information Heartbeat POLST Registry

Eleven Million and Counting

Chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease are taking a toll on our state. This Almanac report looks at how five major diseases affect Californians.

Chronic Conditions Californians

What Is Effectuation Rate?

One of many new metrics now being tracked on CHCF's ACA 411, this is the percentage of people who not only sign up for a plan, but actually pay and get health coverage. Effectuation Rate

Decision Aid Upgrade

CHCF challenges human-centered designers to create a better presentation of treatment and supportive care options for late-stage lung cancer. Entries are due May 29.

Decision Aid Upgrade

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Chart à la Carte

Select data charts and graphs from CHCF reports to create your own presentation.

Browse Charts


The Complexity of Chronic Conditions

Dr. Sandra R. Hernández
looks at what it means
to provide high-value
care to complex cases.


Geographic Medical Variation

Leaders in Humboldt County came together to examine the causes of variation in their region.

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News Services

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  Reporting Technology's Impact on Health Care