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Health EquityAll Californians should have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential for health. CHCF is working with a wide range of partners to remove structural barriers to care and build a just and equitable health care system that is designed to redress, not perpetuate, the inequities that too many of our fellow Californians face. Learn More about Health Equity
Universal CoverageCalifornia's commitment to expand Medi-Cal eligibility to all income-eligible adults offers an historic opportunity to achieve equity in health coverage over the next five years. However, much work remains to ensure that those who have coverage stay covered and those are are eligible for coverage are enrolled. Learn More about Universal Coverage
WorkforceCalifornia faces major shortages of health workers and isn’t producing enough new workers to meet its population’s future needs. Meanwhile, California's health workforce does not match the diversity of the state. These workforce supply problems have a major impact on health access, quality, and equity. Learn More about Workforce
CalAIM in FocusCalAIM is a multiyear reform led by the California Department of Health Care Services to improve the health outcomes and the overall well-being of Medi-Cal enrollees. Explore CHCF’s collection of tools and resources aimed at helping organizations understand and implement CalAIM. Learn More about CalAIM in Focus
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Equity in CalAIM: How to Identify Patients Who Will Benefit Most
Rachel Davis, Logan Kelly, Allison Hamblin
One commonly used approach for identifying people with complex needs is analyzing health care utilization data. Yet this approach risks missing people with high needs who may not use services. In this short paper, the authors summarize insights from experts around the country who are developing alternative strategies to identify people with high needs.
Telehealth Experiences and Preferences Among Californians with Low Incomes
The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) interviewed 73 Californians with low incomes to better understand their experiences with telehealth. Many commonalities in experiences and future preferences for telehealth emerged from this research. Among the findings were that Californians want telehealth to be part of their future health care, and they want a choice in the type of visit (in-person, phone, video).
Black Women with Medi-Cal Pursue Health Despite Mistreatment in the Health Care System
Linda Cummings, PhD
This publication offers key findings from the Listening to Black Californians study on the experiences of Black women with Medi-Cal coverage, who are more likely to report negative experiences and discrimination in the health care system than Black Californians overall.
Innovation Landscape: Services to Support Independent Living in the Community
David Ramirez, Tanya Shah
In this report, the authors survey the current landscape of organizations to help plans navigate the emerging market for Community Supports. The analysis considers a range of large regional nonprofits, smaller venture-backed companies, and a few organizations that provide adjacent or enabling services.
California Employer Health Benefits: Cost Burden on Workers Varies — 2023 Edition
Gary Claxton and Matthew Rae, KFF, Anthony Damico
In 2022, 64% of firms in California offered health benefits to at least some of their employees. Premium costs are typically shared between employers and workers. This report presents data compiled from the 2022 KKF Employer Health Benefits Survey.
Perspective: Racism in Academic Medicine Is Hindering Progress Toward Health Equity
Health Equity, Workforce
We cannot achieve health equity for Black patients without expanding the Black physician workforce, and the nation’s medical institutions are not achieving that goal.
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