The CHCF Blog
Welcome to The CHCF Blog, which features health policy insights from experts inside and outside CHCF. Get a roundup of the latest blog posts delivered right into your inbox every week.
A Budget for California’s Future Good Health
July 27, 2021
Sandra R. Hernández
Behavioral Health, Expanding Health Coverage, Health Equity, Medi-Cal, Telehealth, Workforce
The California state budget for fiscal year 2021–22 represents a historic level of investment in health that will pay dividends for years to come.
In Humboldt, the Community Works Together to Tackle Homelessness
July 16, 2021
Data Exchange, Homelessness & Health Care
How an electronic records system made life better for people experiencing homelessness in Humboldt County and for the social service and health care workers helping them.
Challenging Providers to Look Within Themselves
July 7, 2021
Maternal Health, Health Equity
A new California law aims to reduce maternal deaths by requiring perinatal providers to undergo implicit bias training. CHCF supported development of a free e-learning course with tools to help maternity care providers reshape their care.
COVID-19’s Lasting Effects on Brain and Mind
June 28, 2021
Heather Tirado Gilligan
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Brain shrinkage, inflammation, genetic changes, and impaired circuitry are likely causes of the mysterious "brain fog" experienced by many COVID-19 patients and contributing to the expected surge in demand for mental health care.
Black, Hispanic Americans Suffer Most in Biggest Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII
June 25, 2021
Health Equity, Behavioral Health, Homelessness & Health Care, Maternal Health
The pandemic threatens the long-term health of people devastated by the loss of jobs, homes, and opportunities for the future.
Health Disparities Require Bolder Action on Medi-Cal Managed Care Contracts
June 24, 2021
Health Equity, Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
The draft RFP for Medi-Cal managed care procurement is a significant step forward, but California must do more to eliminate disparities in access and outcomes
Achieving Health Equity for Black Californians: A Look at CHCF’s Newest Program
June 17, 2021
Central to this work is the cultivation of a health care system that operates with a deep commitment to lifelong learning and self-critique in the pursuit of people-centered care.