CHCF Goal: Improving Access to Coverage and Care
August 5, 2021
Webinar — Organizations React to Medi-Cal Managed Care Procurement Draft RFP
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
August 5, 2021 - August 5, 2021
CHCF’s webinar on August 5 from noon to 1:15 PM (PT) will highlight the feedback provided to DHCS from various organizations on the Medi-Cal managed care procurement draft RFP.
Remote Patient Monitoring in the Safety Net: What Payers and Providers Need to Know
AVIA, Public Health Institute
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a type of telehealth that involves the secure transfer of personal health and medical data to a provider for remote monitoring, care, and support. Providers, payers, and all Californians have an interest in leveraging technologies such as RPM that can assist in the management of chronic illnesses.
July 12, 2021
Health Affairs Briefings on Border Health and Immigrant Health
Expanding Health Coverage, Health Equity
July 12, 2021 - July 20, 2021
Two virtual briefings from Health Affairs will highlight the content of its July 2021 thematic issue, which takes an intensive look at the policy issues related to immigrants, borders, and health. Photo: Heidi de Marco / California Healthline
Health Disparities Require Bolder Action on Medi-Cal Managed Care Contracts
June 24, 2021
Health Equity, Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
The draft RFP for Medi-Cal managed care procurement is a significant step forward, but California must do more to eliminate disparities in access and outcomes
Speaking Up: Findings from 2019 Focus Groups and Interviews with Californians with Low Incomes
Jen Joynt, Rebecca Catterson, Lucy Rabinowitz
A series of focus groups and in-depth interviews with Californians with low incomes in 2019 revealed common themes in their health care needs, wants and values.
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.
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.
Expanding Graduate Medical Education in California: The Role of GME-Naive Hospitals
"Medicare GME-naive hospitals" have never been teaching hospitals before and can potentially be used for new residency programs using federal funds. Doing so in underserved regions can help California produce more physicians in the areas that need them the most.
Health Professionals and Patients in California: Speaking the Same Language
Workforce, Health Equity
This brief identifies policy strategies to increase the number of health professionals with language concordance — those that speak the same language as their patients. This is especially important in California where 44% of households speak a language other than English.
Expanding Postbaccalaureate Programs to Address California’s Health Workforce Crisis
Prehealth postbaccalaureate programs (PBPs) increase the rates at which students from underrepresented communities are admitted to and graduate from medical school. PBP participants are more likely to provide care in underserved areas.
Listening to Californians with Low Incomes: How They Experience the Health Care System and What It Means for the Future
Jen Joynt, Lucy Rabinowitz, Rebecca Catterson
Telehealth, Workforce, Medi-Cal
Explore key findings and implications for the future from a statewide survey of California residents with low incomes who received care between March 2019 and August 2020. The survey included an oversampling of residents with low incomes.