CalAIM Explained: Overview of New Programs and Key Changes
CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal) will add new programs and make important reforms to many existing programs, bringing in significant federal matching dollars in addition to the millions allocated from the general fund. This explainer provides an overview of all the changes proposed.
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CalAIM Explained: A Five-Year Plan to Transform Medi-Cal
California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) is a far-reaching, multiyear plan to transform California’s Medi-Cal program and to make it integrate more seamlessly with other social services. The goal of CalAIM is to improve outcomes for the millions of Californians covered by Medi-Cal, especially those with the most complex needs. This fact sheet includes a high-level overview of the plan's details.
In Their Own Words: Black Californians on Racism and Health Care
Linda Cummings, PhD
CHCF commissioned interviews with 100 Black Californians to understand their views on health and well-being, their perceptions of discrimination and bias in the health care system, and their views on what a quality health care system looks like. This report describes the results of Phase I of the three-part Listening to Black Californians study.
Coverage During a Crisis: Insured Rate for Californians Hits Historic High in First Year of COVID-19 Pandemic
An analysis of data from the California Health Interview Survey shows that more Californians had health insurance than ever before in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet critical disparities in coverage persist, and coverage gains may slow, or even reverse, as pandemic policies wind down.
Progress Since the California Future Health Workforce Commission
Progress Since the California Future Health Workforce Commission: State Policy and Budget Actions on Priority Recommendations provides an overview of how California has acted on Commission recommendations to grow and diversity its health workforce.
CIN Connections, Winter 2022 — Centering Equity in Health Care Improvement
This issue of CIN Connections offers ways to implement quality improvement efforts that intentionally advance health equity in primary care. It summarizes strategies and reflections from national leaders at the CIN partners meeting in November 2021 as they wrestle with addressing health disparities.
2021 Edition — California Emergency Departments
Renee Y. Hsia
California’s emergency departments (EDs) provide a critical source of health care to people with acute medical conditions or who have experienced trauma or injury. EDs are expected to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay. California Emergency Departments: A Critical Source of Care looks at the most recent data on supply, visits, and wait times, as well as trends from 2009 to 2019.
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