CHCF works hard to improve California’s health care system so that all Californians can get the care they need. We focus especially on making sure the system works for Californians with low incomes and for Black, Latino/x, and other communities who have traditionally faced the greatest barriers to care.
Below is an overview of CHCF’s grantmaking strategy, with broad three-year goals and specific areas where we focus on making the biggest difference. Our commitment to advancing health equity is a defining feature of our entire strategy and is embedded in all our work.
|Advancing People-Centered Care
CHCF supports care systems to work collaboratively to ensure people receive responsive, comprehensive, and coordinated services that support their health and well-being and reduce inequities in care. See examples of work in this area.
|Behavioral Health Transformation
CHCF aims to transform mental health and substance use treatment so that wherever and however the care is delivered, it is effective, appropriate, and accessible — improving outcomes and reducing inequities.
|Care for People with Complex Needs
CHCF aims to help Medi-Cal enrollees with challenging health or social circumstances get high-quality medical care and supportive services that improve their lives.
|Advancing Black Health Equity
CHCF aims to improve care and outcomes for Black Californians by working with health care partners to interrupt racism, build transparency and accountability around equitable care, and diversify the health care workforce.
CHCF aims to advance state policy reforms and delivery system transformation to improve coverage and care. See examples of work in this area.
|Access to Affordable Coverage
CHCF aims to advance state policies and practices that ensure that all Californians with low incomes have affordable coverage and that Medi-Cal enrollees can get the care they need when they need it.
|Access to Primary Care
CHCF aims to advance policy, payment, and delivery system reforms to improve access by Californians with low incomes to high-quality, linguistically and culturally responsive primary care inclusive of behavioral health care.
|Access to Specialty Care
CHCF aims to spread the use of telehealth in California’s safety net and to spur Medi-Cal policy and payment reforms to improve access to specialty care for Californians with low incomes.
|Laying the Foundation
CHCF aims to build a strong foundation for delivering meaningful change in California’s health care system by providing timely research, supporting health care journalism, training leaders, and developing cross-sector networks. See examples of work in this area.
|Market Analysis and Insight
CHCF aims to provide research and analysis on California’s market-wide care ecosystem, with a particular focus on how that system is structured and performing for Californians with low incomes.
|Supporting High-Quality Health Journalism
CHCF supports health care journalism so that mainstream and community/ethnic media outlets can provide Californians with access to timely, relevant information about the most pressing health care issues.
CHCF aims to support leadership and skill-building for California’s health care professionals and state policy partners, as well as to support learning opportunities for organizations improving care delivery in the safety net.
|Bridging the Innovation Gap
CHCF aims to develop information, networks, and communication platforms that enable safety-net providers and health plans to work with entrepreneurs on delivery system improvement.