Want a quick look at some of the issues that CHCF is working on? We’ve curated these collections of our research and analyses related to recent developments and topics of current interest.
Modernizing Payment to California’s Community Health Centers
Health centers are crucial to California's response to COVID-19. But the care they provide is still dictated by old payment rules that severely hamper health centers' ability to care for patients during COVID-19 and, in some cases, keep their doors open. This collection focuses on how California can change the way it pays health centers to better serve patients and to create a more resilient foundation for primary care in Medi-Cal.
COVID-19 California Tracking Polls
Telehealth, Workforce, Health Care Costs
CHCF is conducting tracking polls during the coronavirus pandemic to assess both Californians' use of the health care system and physicians' assessment of availability of ICU beds, ventilators, and personal protective equipment. See all the survey results here.
Californians with Chronic Conditions — Almanac Collection
Chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the US, and the biggest contributor to health care costs. The Almanac reports in this collection look at major chronic conditions and how each affects Californians.
California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal: CalAIM
Launched in late 2019, CalAIM, or California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, is a multiyear process led by the California Department of Health Care Services to improve the health outcomes and quality of life experienced by Medi-Cal patients.
Top 10 Blogs of 2019
This year was a busy one for The CHCF Blog, where we covered topics ranging from the public charge rule to California's health workforce shortage. Readers learned about a new approach to caring for newborns with opioid dependency and the role community colleges can play in ending California's doctor shortage. Here are the top 10 blog posts of 2019.
Views on Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
When it comes to serious illness and the end of life, what have Californians experienced, and what do they want and need? A 2019 statewide survey, a follow-up to CHCF's 2012 Final Chapter report, examines people's views and experiences. Explore this collection to learn more.
Creating Strong Community Health Center Partnerships
Today's rapidly shifting health care landscape, including an increased emphasis on population health, clinical integration, and value-based care, is spurring community health centers (CHCs) to forge new partnerships to improve care and ensure long-term sustainability. This collection of resources is intended to help CHCs forge successful, long-lasting partnerships.
Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners
Workforce, Behavioral Health
In 2019, the California Future Health Workforce Commission released a plan to address the state’s shortages of primary care and behavioral health providers. One of the Commission’s top recommendations was to maximize the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) and to expand their practice authority. In doing so, they noted that California is 1 of 28 states — and the only western state — that restricts NPs by requiring them to work with physician oversight.
CIN Webinar Series: The ROI for Addressing Social Needs in Health Care
CIN's webinar series The ROI for Addressing Social Needs in Health Care explores organizations' efforts to assess and address homelessness, food insecurity, and social isolation in an effort to improve clinical outcomes and control total cost of care.