COVID-19 in California’s Nursing Homes: Factors Associated with Cases and Deaths
Nursing homes — compared to other health care facilities — have been carrying the heaviest burden of COVID-19 cases and deaths in California and across the nation. Researchers analyzed numerous potential factors that may have put California nursing home residents at increased risk of infection and mortality from this virus.
New & Noteworthy
Los Angeles: Vast and Varied Health Care Market Inches Toward Consolidation
Jill Yegian, Katrina Connolly
The Los Angeles health care market juggles the needs of more than 10 million people. The vast county includes 88 cities, and the historically fragmented health care sector tends to serve distinct geographic areas where people live and work.
California Health Care and Homelessness Learning Community
Homelessness & Health Care
To address the challenges related to meeting the health care needs of people experiencing homelessness, the Center for Health Care Strategies, with support from CHCF, is launching the California Health Care and Homelessness Learning Community. This statewide initiative will bring together stakeholders to learn from peers and experts across the nation about innovative approaches to improve health services for homeless populations.
Top 10 Blogs of 2020
In a remarkable year dominated by COVID-19 news, The CHCF Blog covered the pandemic's impact on the health care system in California and the nation. Readers learned about such topics as how to talk to infected patients and their families, why nursing homes became hot spots, and how the pandemic does not respect human-made borders. Here are the 10 most popular blog posts of 2020.
Top 10 Publications of 2020
As COVID-19 dominated our lives in 2020, it was also at the center of many of the top-read publications, including our many COVID-19 resource pages. Readers were also interested in reading about Medi-Cal coverage, health workforce issues, health care affordability, and the results of our statewide polls. These are our top 10 publications of 2020.
CA Notify: California’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification System
Add your phone to California’s exposure notification system to get COVID-19 exposure alerts and to protect those around you. It’s private. It’s secure. It’s 100% opt-in. This program is being run by the California Department of Public Health.
Medical Care at Home Comes of Age
Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Bruce Leff, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Naomi Gallopyn, MS, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charles Pu, MD, Mass General Brigham Population Health and Harvard Medical School, Orla Sheehan, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
This report aims to make it easier for policymakers, health plans, and health systems to understand the why, what, and how of home-based medical care models. It examines how this field has developed, details current home-based medical care models and the patient populations they serve, and describes real-world applications through case studies.
Street Medicine Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Center for Health Care Strategies
Homelessness & Health Care
The Center for Health Care Strategies recently spoke with representatives from the Los Angeles Christian Health Centers and with a provider from the Street Team Outreach Medical Program at the Roots Community Health Center in Oakland to learn more about how their street medicine programs are adapting to meet patients’ needs amid the pandemic.
Home Again in California, Physician Focuses on Care of the Caretakers
November 30, 2017
The California Health Care Foundation's newest board member is Carolina Reyes, an obstetrician recognized nationwide for her efforts to improve the care of women with high-risk pregnancies — especially those in medically underserved communities.
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