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Los Angeles Doctor Speeds Change with Medical Incubator
Workforce, Patient-Centered Care
A doctor in CHCF's Leadership Program formulated an ambitious plan to cultivate and spread an important health system innovation. Then he realized he needed to start over and develop an even bigger one.
Delivering Moms from the Most Common Childbirth Complications: Depression and Anxiety
Bruce Spurlock, Joy Burkhard
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health
The magnitude of suffering from maternal mental health disorders dwarfs many conditions that attract greater media interest, public reporting, and performance incentives and penalties.
Guidelines for Sharing Behavioral Health Data Show Power of Collaboration
Uncertainty about the legalities of behavioral health data sharing — what's permissible and what's required — slows efforts to achieve coordinated and integrated care that could benefit patients and providers. Read the full blog article.
Where’s the “Better Care” in Senate Health Bill?
Sandra R. Hernández
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage
The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), unveiled by the Senate last week, will not make us healthier. It does not spell out a vision for better care — it is about providing tax breaks for some of the wealthiest Americans.
In Stylebook, AP Directs Its Reporters: Addiction Is a “Disease”
Experts on addiction treatment long ago dropped the stigmatizing words "addict" and "substance abuser." Now the influential Associated Press has recognized addiction as a disease, not a moral failing.
ACA’s Impact: Fewer Uninsured in Most Congressional Districts
Medi-Cal, Patient-Centered Care
With the intensifying debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act, this timely analysis provides data about changes in the uninsured population between 2013 and 2015 by congressional district.