CHCF Goal: Advancing People-Centered Care
Journey to Freedom Passes Through Health Clinics
October 22, 2018
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
The Transitions Clinic Network is a national network of medical programs for recently released prisoners with chronic diseases. The clinic makes connections with former inmates and provides care and support.
At the Center of San Francisco’s Safety Net, the CEO Leans In
October 4, 2018
Expanding Health Coverage, Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
Two years into her tenure as CEO of San Francisco's major public hospital, Susan Ehrlich is enchanted with her work and the management technique that won her the job.
Not Listening to Mothers
September 12, 2018
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health, Medi-Cal
A new major survey finds a significant disconnect between the maternity care women want and the care they end up getting. The results of Listening to Mothers in California, released today, reveal what is and isn’t working with maternity care in the Golden State.
Overcoming Human Barriers to Tech Innovation in the Safety Net
August 30, 2018
Investing in Innovation
It isn’t financial and staff capacity that determines a safety-net organization’s ability to embrace technology-driven change. It’s executive leadership and organizational culture.
The Only Wrong Door to Treatment Is a Revolving Door
August 23, 2018
Xenia Shih Bion
Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week: With opioid-related deaths skyrocketing, an Oakland emergency physician has launched a program to initiate medication-assisted treatment before patients walk out the hospital door.
Race at the End of Life
August 9, 2018
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care, Health Equity
More than 150 years after the end of slavery, racial tension and mistrust of institutions surfaces in nearly every corner of American society. Our health care system is no exception — even at the end of life.
Overcoming Data-Sharing Challenges in the Opioid Epidemic
Robert Belfort, Alex Dworkowitz
Federal confidentiality rules, such as the "Part 2" rules, can be a stumbling block for primary care practices seeking to integrate substance use disorder treatment. This paper summarizes the rules and outlines steps that practices can take to coordinate care and stay within the law.
Palliative Care: The Road More Traveled
July 10, 2018
Kate Meyers, Kathleen Kerr
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
The availability of palliative care has grown substantially in California over the past four years, thanks in part to SB 1004, which helped stimulate the development of specialty palliative care services in places that used to have none.
Teaching Providers How to Help Chronic Pain Patients Manage Their Condition
Chronic pain patients are among those who face harm from opioid overprescribing, but they have little access to nondrug alternatives. Los Angeles County trained providers in strategies and skills they can teach their patients to reduce pain, stress, and fatigue.