Help Wanted: Californians’ Views and Experiences of Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care
In 2019, CHCF commissioned a statewide survey to better understand the type of medical care and services Californians would prefer to receive if they had a serious illness or if they were approaching the end of life, and to explore the experiences of those actually dealing with these issues themselves or with loved ones. This report shares selected findings from the survey, including key differences by race/ethnicity and income level.
New & Noteworthy
2019 Edition — Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity
California is the most racially diverse state in the country, and addressing health disparities experienced by people of color is critically important. This Almanac report shows that people of color face barriers to accessing health care, often receive suboptimal treatment, and are most likely to experience poor outcomes in the health care system.
Examining the Effects of Electronic Consults on Primary Care Providers
October 29, 2019
Investing in Innovation
Far more patients with low incomes seek specialty care than there are specialists to help them. A physician describes one tonic for California's overtaxed specialty referral system.
A Hands-On Guide to Cultural Integration in Community Health Partnerships and Alliances
This guidebook aims to help community health organizations successfully integrate organizational cultures when forging partnerships. Tools include actionable insights, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples.
November 5, 2019
Webinar — Key Findings from “Help Wanted: Californians’ Views and Experiences of Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care”
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
November 5, 2019
In 2019, CHCF commissioned a statewide survey to better understand the type of medical care and services Californians would want if they had a serious illness or if they were approaching the end of life, and to explore the experiences of those actually dealing with these issues themselves or with loved ones. Join us for a webinar discussion of key findings from the survey.
A Close Look at Medi-Cal Managed Care: Statewide Quality Trends from the Last Decade
Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF
This report examines the quality of care provided by Medi-Cal managed care plans between 2009 and 2018. In addition to reporting on overall trends in performance, this report also examines differences by type of ownership (public, nonprofit, for-profit) and model of managed care.
Changes to Public Charge Rule
On August 12, 2019, the federal government finalized radical changes to “public charge” rules in an effort to disqualify many immigrants from gaining permanent residency in the US. As of October 15, multiple federal judges from across the country have issued preliminary injunctions temporarily blocking implementation of the expanded rule.
The Sky’s the Limit
Richard M. Scheffler, Daniel R. Arnold, Brent D. Fulton
Health Care Costs
California pays significantly more for common health care services than the rest of the country, and the gap has been widening. A critical factor in the fast growth of prices is market concentration — including hospital consolidation and physician integration — which has been proliferating in the state. The Sky’s the Limit: Health Care Prices and Market Consolidation in California looks at the data and the policies that can be considered to address this serious concern.
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.