California Health Providers’ Attitudes Regarding a COVID-19 Vaccine, March 2021
In this statewide survey of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers, nearly all (99%) said they have received a COVID-19 vaccine or plan to get it when a vaccine becomes available to them.
New & Noteworthy
Aligning Health Cost Growth with Economic Growth Would Save Californians Billions
April 6, 2021
Health Care Costs
California policymakers are turning their attention to a public health crisis that has bedeviled the state for decades: unjustifiably high and rising health care costs.
Homelessness and Health Care: Lessons and Policy Considerations from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Center for Health Care Strategies
Homelessness & Health Care
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained communities and health care systems across the country. Among the challenges: how to best meet the health care needs of people experiencing homelessness. This brief, part of a series by the Center for Health Care Strategies, synthesizes innovative approaches and key lessons for supporting the health care needs of Californians experiencing homelessness during COVID-19.
Letter to Governor: Trusted Messengers Key to ‘Vaccine Equity for All’
On March 16, 2021, CHCF, along with The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, and Blue Shield of California Foundation, asked Governor Gavin Newsom to assure that FQHCs and nonprofit community-based organizations led by people of color be prioritized for receiving federal funding from the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act. These foundations have been part of a $30 million philanthropic effort to support COVID-19 education, outreach, and engagement to the most impacted communities. Read the full letter (PDF).
Coping with COVID-19: How Young People Use Digital Media to Manage Their Mental Health
As the COVID-19 pandemic has worn on, teens and young adults report growing levels of depression, stress, and anxiety. CHCF partnered with Common Sense and Hopelab to better understand how young people have used social media and digital health tools to take care of their mental health during the pandemic.
State Public Options: Comparing Models from Across the Country
Expanding Health Coverage
This issue brief outlines some of the problems states are addressing with their public option proposals, reports the proposals’ current status, categorizes public option proposals into archetypes, and identifies issues for California policymakers as they explore a state-based public option.
Recontracting Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans
In 2021 the California Department of Health Care Services will begin the process of recontracting with Medi-Cal managed care plans (often referred to as procurement). It's a critical opportunity to use new financial incentives and oversight measures to improve quality and access to care for Medi-Cal members.
Delta Center California: Fostering Collaboration and Collective Action for Better Care
Delta Center California brings together behavioral health and primary care leaders across California to advance behavioral health integration. Local teams are invited to apply to a funded learning lab.
2020 Edition — Health Care Almanac Regional Markets Study
The markets included in the 2020 release — Central Valley, Humboldt/Del Norte, Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area — reflect a range of economic, demographic, care delivery, and financing conditions in California.
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