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Terms of Use

By accessing or using any website operated by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and also by our Privacy Policy. See individual sites for additional terms of use where applicable.

General Provisions

The California Health Care Foundation is not liable or responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any information provided on its websites. We assume no liability or responsibility for any damages arising from a visitor's use of, or inability to use, a site. The contents are provided as general information only and are not intended as medical or legal advice. CHCF makes no warranty, either express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy, or currency of this information or its suitability for any particular purpose. Some of the information or material on this site may be affected by current legislative, regulatory, judicial, or other developments that are not reflected here; you should not rely solely on the information on this site, but should confirm that it remains complete and correct before relying upon it.

In addition, our websites may contain hypertext links to other websites. Such links are provided for your convenience and are not intended as an endorsement by CHCF of the organizations operating those sites. CHCF is not responsible for the information those sites contain, nor their privacy practices.

CHCF may also post material for informational purposes that is prepared by other organizations and individuals not employed by CHCF. CHCF does not necessarily agree with the opinions expressed in such material, and we are not responsible for the completeness, accuracy, or currency of the information.

CHCF reserves the right to alter the content of any of its sites and to terminate a site at any time without notice.


The logos displayed on these websites are registered and unregistered trademarks of CHCF, its grantees, and others. Your misuse of any of the logos displayed on the websites, or any other content on the websites, is strictly prohibited.

The California Health Care Foundation logo can be used only by contracted grant recipients and others performing work for hire, and in other cases with prior authorization from the CHCF External Engagement team. Please use the self-service page to get the latest guidelines and logo files.

Copyrights and Reuse Permissions

Copyright in the text materials contained in these websites is owned by the California Health Care Foundation (©1996–2016 California HealthCare Foundation DBA California Health Care Foundation. All Rights Reserved.).

CHCF-copyrighted text and files (including our reports) may not be uploaded to other websites, news groups, or electronic mailing lists without express permission. Instead, other sites are encouraged to link to the web pages that host the text and files. While permission is not required for linking to our sites, we do ask that you send a courtesy notice to the CHCF External Engagement team informing us that a link is being established. We encourage links be made to HTML pages and not directly to file downloads.

The text materials contained in these websites may be used, downloaded, reproduced, or reprinted, provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies and provided that such use, download, reproduction, or reprint is for noncommercial or personal use only. The text materials contained in these websites may not be modified in any way.

You can obtain permission to use our content by emailing the CHCF External Engagement team. Please include the title, author, web address (URL), and how you plan to use the reprint. Permission is not required for sending a copy of a publication to colleagues.

When CHCF makes available for download any data in Excel files, CHCF is not responsible for changes made, accidentally or intentionally, that might result in erroneous information being introduced into those files.

All rights in photographs, illustrations, artworks, and other graphic materials, whether on the sites or in the documents on the sites, are reserved to the copyright owners (licensors). Prior permission to use, download, reproduce, or reprint any photograph, illustration, artwork, or other graphic material must be obtained from the copyright owner, regardless of the intended use. These images may not be modified in any way.

Any use of "California Health Care Foundation" or the text or graphic materials contained in these websites in any manner to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation, or association of the user with or by the California Health Care Foundation is strictly prohibited.

Visitor Comments

We welcome comments and encourage readers to use this function to engage in thoughtful, lively discussion. However, we reserve the right to remove any postings that we deem inappropriate, disrespectful, or irrelevant, as well as those intended to promote a particular company or product. CHCF employs the well-established DISQUS plug-in platform to support community dialogue. As DISQUS is a third party, visitors should consult the DISQUS privacy policy and terms of use for complete information.


Questions about establishing a link to our site or about reuse permissions can be directed to the CHCF External Engagement team.