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Teaming Up to Transform Care in the Safety Net
February 26, 2016
Patient-Centered Care, Medi-Cal
The CHCF Health Innovation Fund helps Landmark Health road-test a model of team care in California that upends the fee-for-service paradigm by delivering in-home services to patients with complex conditions.
Firehouse Clinic’s Convenience Rewrites Story of Underserved Population in Hayward
February 23, 2016
Alameda County's newest community clinic has just opened, and its extended clinic hours, smart design, and strategic location enable providers to deliver convenient care to residents who need it.
Federal Task Force Takes Major Step to Unite Care of Body and Mind
February 10, 2016
Sandra R. Hernández
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health
An influential US panel changed the game with its new recommendation that doctors should screen everyone over age 18 for signs of depression — including pregnant and postpartum women.
Consumers Enrolling Online with Covered California Say There’s Room for Improvement
February 8, 2016
Insurance Coverage, Patient-Centered Care
Research on three consecutive open enrollment periods identifies important obstacles confronting California consumers when shopping online for health insurance.
California Healthline Takes a Big Step Forward
January 28, 2016
California Healthline, the daily digest of health care policy news and opinion, is taking a big step forward starting January 29. CHCF, which has published CHL since 1999, is shifting responsibility for its editorial content to Kaiser Health News (KHN).
Landmark Changes in Insurance Coverage Lead to Acceleration in 2014 National Health Care Spending
January 8, 2016
National health spending accelerated in 2014 as more Americans gained health coverage through individual insurance or expanded Medicaid eligibility.
How One Woman’s Wish to Die in Peace Was Thwarted in Her Final Hours
December 23, 2015
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
After getting caught in the gears of a health care system that seems conditioned to view death as optional, a Los Angeles family uses an emotional disaster to plot a better course.
California Health Officials and Journalists Discuss Quest to “Free the Data”
December 22, 2015
At the CHCF-sponsored Center for Health Journalism California Data Fellowship, reporters and editors are reminded that powerful journalism can't be build on data sets alone — it's also about telling compelling human stories.
Washington Returns to UCSF to Deliver Eisenberg Lecture (Video)
December 14, 2015
ACA/Health Reform, Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
Dr. Gene Washington, chancellor for health affairs and the president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, presented the 2015 Eisenberg Legacy Lecture at UCSF: "Academic Health Systems' Third Curve: Population Health Improvement."