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.
Webinar Series — Support for Hospital Opioid Use Treatment (Project SHOUT)
Hospitalizations for people with opioid use disorder represent an ideal time to start treatment. Project SHOUT helps hospitals start buprenorphine and methadone services, with coaching from UCSF specialists.
Most Popular Publications: March 2018
In March, CHCF's readers were looking for information on how health care providers can do more when they're connected. This includes partnerships between small community health centers, a focus on federally qualified health centers, and understanding the gaps in our complex mental health care system.
Most Popular Blogs: March 2018
California's health care happens at the local level. This month, the CHCF Blog's readers wanted information on how those services — community-based palliative care, community paramedicine, and telehealth — are coming together to transform our care and the workforce that provides it.
Health Implications of the Tax Bill
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage, Medi-Cal
The federal tax bill passed and signed into law in December 2017 will have major consequences for health care. It repeals the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, which is projected to increase the number of uninsured in California by as much as 1.8 million in 2025. It also could lead to major cuts to Medicaid.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Behavioral Health, Opioid Safety
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction combines medication with behavioral health services. It has been shown to not only save lives but also increase recovery rates. Still, today only 1 in 10 of those who need this treatment can access it. CHCF is working to increase the availability of MAT across the health care system. Here are some of our recent MAT resources.