New & Noteworthy
Community Health Workers and Promotores de Salud
Health Equity, Workforce
Community health workers and promotores de salud have long played a vital role in promoting health and well-being, particularly in communities historically not well served by the health care system. The need to expand this important workforce takes on new urgency in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tech Accelerators Open Doors for Health Care Entrepreneurs of Color
September 22, 2022
Barbara Feder Ostrov
Investing in Innovation, Health Equity
The CHCF Innovation Fund supports tech accelerators to bolster companies with the potential to significantly lower health costs or improve access to care for Californians with low incomes.
California Lawmakers Approved CARE Court. What Comes Next?
September 22, 2022
Manuela Tobias, Jocelyn Wiener
Homelessness & Health Care, Behavioral Health
Now that Governor Gavin Newsom’s court system for people with severe mental illness has been enacted, counties face a series of practical questions critical to turning the fuzzy concept into a reality.
Six Things to Watch For Now That Medi-Cal Has Picked Commercial Managed Care Plans
September 8, 2022
Health Equity, Medi-Cal
Continued investment and sound implementation will lead to higher quality care for millions of Medi-Cal enrollees — and progress toward reducing racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes.
2021 Edition — Medi-Cal Facts and Figures
Len Finocchio, James Paci, Matthew Newman, Blue Sky Consulting Group
Medi-Cal, Coverage Trends
Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, is the state’s health insurance program for Californians with low incomes, including children, people with disabilities, and seniors. Get the latest data on this program, which covers one in three Californians.
The Role of Community-Based Organization Networks in CalAIM: Seven Key Considerations
Anna Spencer, Isabel Clemente
This report outlines seven considerations for potentially using networks of community-based organizations to meet the ambitious objectives of the CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal) initiative.
Focus on CalAIM
CalAIM 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.
2022 Edition — People Experiencing Homelessness in California
The number of people experiencing homelessness served by California's homelessness response system (Continuums of Care) increased from 188,000 in 2017 to 255,000 in 2020. This quick reference guide looks at available data on people experiencing homelessness in California and at their hospital and emergency department use.
2022 Edition — Mental Health in California
Using the most recent data available, this Almanac provides an overview of mental health statewide: disease prevalence, suicide rates, supply and use of treatment providers, and mental health in the criminal justice system.
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