The Big Shortage: The Future of California’s Health Workforce
California's health workforce faces major shortages. The good news? There's no shortage of workable solutions.
New & Noteworthy
Promise and Pitfalls: A Look at California’s Regional Health Information Organizations
Investing in Innovation
This report examines the various types of health information exchange resources available to provider organizations in California. It focuses on the role of nonprofit regional health information organizations and profiles the largest nine currently operating in the state.
Top 10 Publications of 2018
2018 was a big year for health care policy in California. Many of our reports, briefs, infographics, and other data-driven products played a big role in informing the conversation. Our most popular publications reflect the health care issues that are top of mind for Californians and their leaders. They include topics like health care costs, mental health, substance use disorder, health coverage, maternal health, end-of-life care, and the state's health care workforce.
When Price Transparency Isn’t Enough
Xenia Shih Bion
Health Care Costs
Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week: If knowledge is power, patients across the country got stronger on January 1, when a new national health care transparency policy took effect. But will consumers really benefit?
Health Care Costs 101: National Spending in 2017
Health Care Costs
National health spending grew by 3.9% in 2017, slower than the 4.8% growth in 2016. Use this quick reference guide to get a snapshot of US health spending versus growth in the economy over time, annual spending per enrollee, spending by payment sources, and spending on hospital care, prescription drugs, and other spending categories.
Health Insurance in California: A Recent History
CHCF offers a snapshot of the health insurance market in California, where 93% of people are enrolled in private or public coverage, with only 7% of the population remaining uninsured. These infographics provide a breakdown of current enrollment in commercial plans and public programs, as well as a visual guide to the consolidation of health insurers since 1985.
CHCF Health Innovation Fund
From ending the opioid crisis to making care affordable for all, solving health care's most intractable challenges will require innovative solutions. The CHCF Health Innovation Fund invests in market-based solutions with the potential to improve access and health outcomes for low-income Californians.
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