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.
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
Providers, 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.
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 of 2019
In 2019, our readers were particularly interested in CHCF’s publications about California’s health care workforce shortages, the integration of behavioral and physical health care, and quality in Medi-Cal managed care. Our Health Care Almanac reports, presenting the latest data on topics from health care costs to health disparities, also topped the list. These are CHCF’s top 10 publications from 2019.