Listening to Mothers in California
More than 2,500 women share their attitudes and experiences of childbirth. The results reveal what is and isn't working with maternity care in the Golden State.
New & Noteworthy
Xenia Shih Bion
ACA/Health Reform, Medi-Cal, Providers
Stories that caught our attention this week: We want to take a moment to express our gratitude for those who provide care on the front lines, as well as those who work behind the scenes to make policy that ensures that all Californians have access to health care.
Public Charge Rule Could Prompt Up to 455,000 California Kids Who Need Care to Leave Medi-Cal
Leah Zallman, Karen Finnegan
New research from the Institute for Community Health estimates that the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the public charge rule could prompt up to 455,000 California children in need of medical attention to leave Medi-Cal.
ACA Reduces Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Coverage Rates in California
New data from the California Health Insurance Survey show that coverage in California remained stable in 2016–17. Of particular note is how the Affordable Care Act has narrowed disparities in coverage between different racial and ethnic groups.
What’s at Stake for Health Care in Your District This Midterm Election?
On November 6, 2018, Californians will head to the polls and vote for who will represent them in Congress. The outcome of races could have significant implications for health care in California and nationwide. Find out what's at stake in your district.
Payer-Provider Partnerships for Palliative Care
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
From 2014 to 2017, CHCF supported payer and provider organizations working together to provide community-based palliative care services. This series summarizes and explores the lessons learned during this project.
Substance Use in California: A Look at Addiction and Treatment
About 8% of Californians met criteria for substance use disorder, but only 10% of people with a substance use disorder received any type of treatment. CHCF's first Almanac publication to address this topic provides an overview of substance use and addiction in the state.
Medi-Cal Moves Addiction Treatment into the Mainstream
Molly Brassil, Carol Backstrom, Erynne Jones
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal, Opioid Safety
A fundamental shift is underway in California to expand, improve, and reorganize Medi-Cal’s system for treating people with substance use disorders. This report summarizes the experiences of the first counties to implement this new approach.
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.
A Service of the California Health Care Foundation