CHCF Goal: Advancing People-Centered Care
Meeting the Moment: Strengthening Managed Care’s Capacity to Serve California’s Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Center for Health Care Strategies, Chapman Consulting
This issue brief highlights challenges and opportunities to improve care for Medi-Cal Seniors and Persons with Disabilities under the state's CalAIM initiative.
April 27, 2021
Driving Improvement in Palliative Care in Medi-Cal (SB 1004): Reflection, Preparation, Action
Medi-Cal, Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
April 27, 2021 - April 28, 2021
CHCF and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California are pleased to host a two-day free virtual statewide convening: "Driving Improvement in Medi-Cal Palliative Care (SB 1004): Reflection, Preparation, Action." This meeting is appropriate for people from Medi-Cal managed care plans and palliative care provider organizations serving adult Medi-Cal enrollees, as well as other medical and social service organizations that care for seriously ill adult Medi-Cal enrollees.
Homelessness and Health Care: Lessons and Policy Considerations from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Center for Health Care Strategies
Homelessness & Health Care
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained communities and health care systems across the country. Among the challenges: how to best meet the health care needs of people experiencing homelessness. This brief, part of a series by the Center for Health Care Strategies, synthesizes innovative approaches and key lessons for supporting the health care needs of Californians experiencing homelessness during COVID-19.
Coping with COVID-19: How Young People Use Digital Media to Manage Their Mental Health
As the COVID-19 pandemic has worn on, teens and young adults report growing levels of depression, stress, and anxiety. CHCF partnered with Common Sense and Hopelab to better understand how young people have used social media and digital health tools to take care of their mental health during the pandemic.
Delta Center California: Fostering Collaboration and Collective Action for Better Care
Delta Center California brings together behavioral health and primary care leaders across California to advance behavioral health integration. Local teams are invited to apply to a funded learning lab.
How Legal Changes in Response to COVID-19 Can Improve Access to Community Behavioral Health
Robert Belfort, Julian Polaris
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
This report discusses the impact of temporary legal reforms on outpatient and residential behavioral health services in California and identifies the most promising candidates for long-term reform.
Mental Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity for Adults in Medi-Cal
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal, Health Equity
A 2017 California law requires robust tracking and evaluation measures for mental health services in Medi-Cal. This report demonstrates mental health access disparities for adults enrolled in Medi-Cal.
Californians with Low Incomes Struggle to Navigate Both Medi-Cal and Medicare
October 28, 2020
Amber Christ, Georgia Burke
Medi-Cal, Health Equity
One might think dual enrollment in Medicare and Medi-Cal should provide relief from health coverage worries, but many of the 1.4 million Californians with low incomes who are enrolled in both programs find it as much a struggle as a help.
Washington State’s Transition to Integrated Physical and Behavioral Health Care in Medicaid
Center for Health Care Strategies
Between 2016 and 2020, Washington State transitioned from three separate Medicaid systems for managing physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder services into one integrated system. This case study offers lessons to other states seeking to advance physical-behavioral health integration.