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.
Most Read Blogs and Publications
Health care costs are top of mind for many Californians, so it’s not surprising that summaries of data on costs, spending, and California health insurers were among the most read publications this past quarter. Readers were also interested in publications and blogs on health care workforce topics like nurse practitioner scope of practice and efforts to diversify the physician pool.
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.
Beds for Boomers — Almanac Collection
Unprecedented growth in California’s senior population, is expected to have a significant impact on the state's health care system. The Almanac reports in this collection examines the growth in the state's senior population and potential impacts on acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health providers, and residential care facilities.
Maternity Care in California — Almanac Collection
The Almanacs in this collection provide an overview of the delivery of maternity care in California using available metrics, and compare the state’s performance on these metrics by demographic groups, over time, and against national numbers.
California’s Health Care Workforce — Almanac Collection
This Almanac collection takes a look at the state's health care workforce. Detailed reports provide data on physicians and nurses, and a set of quick reference guides focus on pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, health diagnostic and treatment therapists, clinical laboratory scientists and technicians, and imaging professionals.
Understanding California’s Individual Health Insurance Market
The individual market is a critical source of health coverage for more than two million Californians. These resources explain the basics of how the individual market functions, progress and challenges related to affordability, and potential future opportunities and threats to the market.
Health Care Costs and Spending — Almanac Collection
Health Care Costs
This series of reports details how much is spent on health care in the US and California, which services are purchased, and who pays. This collection includes current and past editions of Health Care Costs 101 and Health Care Spending Almanac materials.
Listening to Low-Income Californians
CHCF supports research that enables health care leaders to better understand the perspectives of the people they serve. We are especially interested in understanding the experiences of Californians with low incomes because their point of view is most likely to be overlooked.
Top Publications: Spring 2019
CHCF launched its Medi-Cal Explained series early in 2019, and readers in March were still exploring and engaging with its publications. They were also interested in the Opioid Safety Toolkit, an interactive resource center that offers health plans tools and advice they can use at any stage of their opioid safety initiatives.
Top Blogs: March 2019
The CHCF Blog's readers in March were keen to read stories about two of the most important times in a person's life: childbirth, in our story about the care that doulas are providing through Medicaid in San Francisco and New York; and the end of life, where our interview with author Katy Butler outlines that more medical intervention isn't always the right choice.
Improving Quality in Medi-Cal Managed Care
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
Everyone in Medi-Cal, regardless of where they live or their managed care plan, should have the same opportunity to get timely, high-quality care. But today access and quality of care varies widely within the Medi-Cal managed care system.