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.
Understanding California’s Community Health Worker/Promotor Workforce
A new series of reports aims to paint a more complete picture of the community health worker/ promoter workforce in California, as well as challenges and opportunities related to training and employment. Reports will be released during the fall of 2022 and winter of 2023.
Resources to Support Palliative Care in Public Hospitals
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
This collection includes information and tools to help leaders of palliative care programs at public health care systems to sustain and expand inpatient and outpatient services that meet the needs of people with serious illnesses.
Medi-Cal and the End of the Public Health Emergency
While the end date is uncertain, when the federal COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) expires, California will have to redetermine eligibility for millions of Medi-Cal enrollees. It's imperative to help these Californians transition to other types of coverage and to ensure eligible Californians keep their Medi-Cal coverage.
CalAIM for Seniors and People with Disabilities
CalAIM, a multiyear initiative to transform the Medi-Cal program, includes a special focus on improving care for seniors and people with disabilities. To make the most of CalAIM, this series elevates experiences and lessons learned from past efforts to integrate and improve care for seniors and people with disabilities in California and other states.
Investing in Innovation
The Innovation Fund conducts a series of high-level landscape analyses on issues ripe for tech-enabled innovation. The Innovation Landscape Series aims to inform funders and customers in safety-net organizations seeking scalable solutions to meet their challenges.
Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity in California — Almanac Collection
All Californians should have access to the high-quality health care they need to lead a long and healthy life. Achieving this requires reducing disparities in health and the social determinants that affect historically excluded or marginalized groups. The Almanac reports in this collection look at health disparities by race and ethnicity in California.
CHCF & Podcasting
A good podcast immerses you in an intimate conversation while engaging your curiosity. Since 2019, CHCF has supported projects that feature the diverse perspectives of patients and families, clinicians, and others as they seek to navigate our difficult health care delivery system.
COVID-19 Surveys of California Health Care Providers: November 2020–May 2021
CHCF commissioned in-depth surveys of frontline health care providers to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care system and on providers themselves. Three surveys conducted over seven months track trends.
The CHCF California Health Policy Survey
This representative survey of California adults is conducted annually and released early each year. It details not only California residents' attitudes about statewide health policies but also their experiences with the health care system, including physical health, behavioral health, and affordability of care.
This collection showcases CHCF's regular series of events sponsored for Sacramento policy staff and others who are interested. The briefings are designed to provide information relevant to key health care issues and trends, and promote dialogue on possible solutions to challenges facing our state.
Listening to Californians with Low Incomes
Between 2019 and 2021, CHCF funded a major research project to better understand the health care experiences, needs, and values of Californians with low incomes, including understanding changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are key findings and insights from the project.
Community Health Centers’ Journey Through the Pandemic
Health Care Costs
This collection highlights the financial challenges faced by California's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they adapted to keep serving patients. It also highlights policy changes that are needed to stabilize FQHCs so they can continue to play their vital role in providing care to Californians with low incomes.
Health Workforce Strategies for California
This collection of publications examines the evidence on the impact of key health workforce policy interventions, such as pipeline and loan repayment programs, to achieve goals like diversifying the workforce, increasing the number of health professionals who provide care in a language other than English, and increasing access to care in medically underserved areas.
The Importance of Health Care Phone Visits
Phone visits have quickly become a popular way to access care that is especially appealing to Californians with low incomes and Californians of color — populations whose access to care consistently lags. With Governor Gavin Newsom making health equity a priority, it would be a setback if the state took away this important care option for Medi-Cal enrollees.