Better Chronic Disease Care Program
Half of all Californians live with at least one chronic condition. Good ideas on how to improve their care and quality of life can spread across the health care system. We work to make that happen.
Trends in end-of-life care show that not only does the care given vary widely from region to region and hospital to hospital, but also patients often don't get the care they prefer. What can be done?
Chronic diseases and the cost of care are rising. Are disease management programs improving outcomes for patients with complex, chronic conditions?
What did it take for all of California's public hospitals to adopt and sustain palliative care programs? Learn about the five-year collaborative effort.
The HITECH Act invested billions in federal funds for health IT, with up to $3 billion for California alone. How has the state spent the money and what progress has been made?
For National Healthcare Decisions Day, learn about end-of-life planning with POLST in a Health Affairs GrantWatch blog post by CHCF's Kate O'Malley.
By making palliative care available to patients earlier in their illnesses, private health plans are providing better care that also costs less. Learn about six pioneers in California.
Patients increasingly want to access their health data and contact their doctors online; portals enable both. A new resource center helps community health centers implement patient portals. Patient Portals
With the help of technical experts, five California community clinics explored strategic restructuring options to enhance their sustainability.
Clinic Operations & Performance
Other Clinic Services
Models of Care
Consumers & Technology
Data Exchange & Privacy
Supporting HIT Adoption
Honoring Patient Wishes
To improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for Californians with chronic disease.