Health Care for All Californians
The California Health Care Foundation helps Californians with low incomes get the health care they need.
CalAIM in Focus
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
Behavioral Health Treatment Beds and Housing in California: An Explainer
Kerry Landry, Ed Ortiz
Californians with serious mental illness or substance use disorder may face long waits accessing treatment beds or supportive housing. This explainer maps the continuum of behavioral health treatment beds and housing options in California so stakeholders across systems can see the full range of resources.
2021 Edition — California’s Health Care Workforce
Timothy Bates, Amber R. Rose
California's health care industry employed more than 1.7 million people in 2019. Six Almanac quick reference guides provide data on wages, education, and workplaces for selected health professions.
Research Yields Best Practices to Inform Narrative Change Through Entertainment
February 22, 2024
Ksenia Korobkova, Erica L. Rosenthal
Health Equity, Maternal Health
New findings from the USC Norman Lear Center highlight effective philanthropic efforts to change storytelling about health care.
The 2024 CHCF California Health Policy Survey
Jen Joynt, Rebecca Catterson, Emily Alvarez
Health Care Costs, Health Equity, Homelessness & Health Care, Maternal Health, Behavioral Health
Conducted in fall 2023, this survey collected Californian adults’ opinions and experiences on various health care topics, including mental health, medical debt, racial equity, and more.
Advancing Black Health Equity
Health Equity, Workforce
It is incumbent on California, working at all levels and across systems, to break down entrenched barriers to quality health care for Black Californians. CHCF is working with partners to support crosscutting health systems work and to improve birth care, experiences, and outcomes for, by, and with Black mothers and birthing people in California.
Top Five Takeaways from CHCF’s 2024 California Health Policy Poll
January 31, 2024
Behavioral Health, Health Care Costs, Health Equity, Workforce, Homelessness & Health Care
The annual statewide poll offers a comprehensive look at the health issues Californians are most worried about — and what they hope state policymakers will prioritize this year.
Maternity Care in California — 2023 Edition
Maternity Care in California: Delivering the Data provides an overview of the delivery of maternity care in California, using the most recent data. When available, comparisons of California data to national averages, as well as metrics by race/ethnicity and trend data, are provided.
May 8, 2023 California’s safety-net health program has resumed annual eligibility checks after three years. That means enrollees will need to provide updated personal information to maintain coverage. Here’s what to watch for.
February 16, 2024
February 9, 2024
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