The CHCF Blog
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Medical Schools Transform Teaching Methods to Strengthen, Sharpen Health Care Workforce
April 27, 2016
J. Duncan Moore Jr.
California medical schools are deeply involved in updating their models to reflect new knowledge and to meet the evolving needs of the populations they serve.
Medi-Cal’s 50-Year Journey from Narrow Welfare Program to Engine of Change in California Health Care
April 20, 2016
Sandra R. Hernández
The golden anniversary of the state's Medicaid program is a time to reflect on progress made in caring for new populations and to consider ways to ensure it gives all Californians the care they need when they need it.
Former California Legislative Analyst Liz Hill, Renowned Straight Shooter, Turns Her Focus to Health Policy
April 19, 2016
Expanding Health Coverage
After 22 years navigating state political waters, the respected policy expert recounts a career built on data, and explains why she chose to serve on CHCF's board.
Cancer Surgery at Low-Volume Hospitals in California
March 21, 2016
Laurence Baker, Maryann O’Sullivan
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Although it's been clear for many years that volume is an important consideration in the quality of surgery, patients continue to use health care providers that perform few procedures.
Teaming Up to Transform Care in the Safety Net
February 26, 2016
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.