What We Learned in Davis About Public Health Data and Partnerships During the Pandemic
November 22, 2022
Public health leader Brad Pollock explains why California urgently needs standardized, secure, interoperable surveillance systems to safely leverage critical health data.
State Data Exchange Framework Could Be a Game Changer If Local Agencies Get Support
November 15, 2022
Data Exchange, Medi-Cal
The project is an ambitious effort to expand access and the sharing of health information across antiquated and siloed information systems used by medical, behavioral health, and social services providers.
California Lacks Black Doctors. Here’s How the State Can Add More
November 2, 2022
Health Equity, Workforce
Many Black Californians say they have been treated unfairly or felt disrespected by a health care provider because of their race or ethnicity. A recent CHCF study found that increasing the number of Black doctors is the best solution.
32 Clinicians Selected for Next Round of CHCF Leadership Program
October 19, 2022
The program trains clinicians in leadership and management skills necessary to help them improve the operations of California’s safety-net institutions and the state’s overall health care system.
It’s Time to Build New Opportunities for Community Health Workers and Promotores
October 13, 2022
Kiran Savage-Sangwan, Mayra E. Alvarez, Jeffrey Reynoso, Maria Lemus
A statewide coalition focused on community health workers and promotores is developing a policy agenda and public outreach campaign to support and expand this vital, often overlooked part of the health workforce.
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.