CHCF Health Equity Fellowship Program
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New & Noteworthy
We’re All in This Together
May 6, 2021
Sandra R. Hernández
Medi-Cal, Expanding Health Coverage, Health Equity
Since 2016, California has expanded Medi-Cal eligibility to include kids and young adults from low-income households, regardless of immigration status. Now the state has a golden opportunity to finish that job.
Risky Business: California Health Centers Weakened by the COVID-19 Pandemic Prepare for the Future
Carol Backstrom, Lauren Block, Allison Coleman
California's Federally Qualified Health Centers experienced many financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report summarizes policy options that have the potential to improve FQHC stability, address health equity, and ensure access to a broader range of services in the long term.
The Changing Landscape of California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers
Blue Sky Consulting Group
In the post-ACA period, FQHCs have added patients and clinic sites at a rapid pace, and many health centers have increased offerings of specialty services and of care for elderly patients. This paper examines the changing FQHC landscape, focusing on emerging trends and regional differences in FQHCs across the state.
Economic Factors Are Shaping Individual Vaccine Decisions, Polling Suggests
June 7, 2021
Heather Tirado Gilligan
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Months into the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in California, groups of people who seem to have little in common continue to lag in getting their shots.
Listening to Californians with Low Incomes: How They Experience the Health Care System and What It Means for the Future
Jen Joynt, Lucy Rabinowitz, Rebecca Catterson
Telehealth, Workforce, Medi-Cal
Explore key findings and implications for the future from a statewide survey of California residents with low incomes who received care between March 2019 and August 2020. The survey included an oversampling of residents with low incomes.
Cracking the Codes: State Medicaid Approaches to Reimbursing Psychiatric Collaborative Care
Health Management Associates
This paper summarizes the approaches taken and lessons learned by the first 15 state Medicaid programs to reimburse for collaborative care, an evidence-based model of integrating behavioral health into primary care. An accompanying fact sheet outlines the benefit in Medi-Cal.
COVID-19 Tracking Poll, May 2021: Views from California Health Care Providers on the Front Lines
Goodwin Simon Strategic Research
Telehealth, Behavioral Health
This statewide survey of health care providers assesses their mental health and morale, the pandemic's financial impact on their practices, and providers' view of California's readiness for futures emergencies.
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