CHCF Goal: Improving Access to Coverage and Care
October 10, 2019
Webinar — RFP for Community Health Worker and Promotor Training in California: Stakeholder Engagement
October 10, 2019
The bidders webinar reviewed the RFP intended to identify a grantee to coordinate a robust stakeholder process to develop recommendations for state certification of training programs and curricula for community health workers / promotores.
For Community Health Centers, a Hands-On Guide to Building Partnerships
October 15, 2019
CHCF has a new guide that uses insights, exercises, and examples to help community health center professionals build more effective, longer-lasting partnerships with other organizations.
A Hands-On Guide to Cultural Integration in Community Health Partnerships and Alliances
This guidebook aims to help community health organizations successfully integrate organizational cultures when forging partnerships. Tools include actionable insights, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples.
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.
October 24, 2019
Webinar — Medi-Cal Explained: Waivers and State Plan Amendments
October 24, 2019
As California is set to launch the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative, brush up on the fundamentals of waivers and State Plan Amendments, including what's in California's current Section 1115 and Section 1915(b) waivers.
A Close Look at Medi-Cal Managed Care: Statewide Quality Trends from the Last Decade
Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF
This report examines the quality of care provided by Medi-Cal managed care plans between 2009 and 2018. In addition to reporting on overall trends in performance, this report also examines differences by type of ownership (public, nonprofit, for-profit) and model of managed care.
A Close Look at Medi-Cal Managed Care: Stories of Quality Improvement Success
Athena Chapman, Caroline Davis
This paper highlights examples of Medi-Cal managed care plans that have made significant progress on individual quality-of-care measures. The paper identifies several common, interconnected strategies that were key to improving quality and provides concrete examples of how plans put these strategies into place.
Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners
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.
Lessons from Three States — Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners in California
This fact sheet summarizes how Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico have expanded practice authority for nurse practitioners. CHCF hosted a briefing on May 6, 2019, with experts from these states on what California can learn about nurse practitioners and expanded practice authority.