Health Care Almanac
The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.
As one of the poorest areas in California, Fresno was greatly affected by the economic downturn, which eroded the already low rates of private health coverage. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
Fresno: Health Providers Expand Capacity, but Health Reform Preparation Lags, 2012 (698 K)
Fresno: Poor Economy, Poor Health Stress a Fragmented System, 2009 (668 K)
CHCF is updating a series of market studies in six areas: Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area. These regional market reports highlight variations in health care affordability, access, and quality of care across the state. The reports are published as part of the CHCF California Health Care Almanac, an online clearinghouse for key data and analysis examining California's medical system.
Key findings from the Fresno issue brief include:
The complete 2012 issue brief, as well as the 2009 edition, is available under Document Downloads.
Briefing — All Health Care Is Local: California's Diverse Health Economies