From technical assistance to workgroups and collaboratives, CHCF works with partners across the health care delivery system to improve the way care is delivered. Learn more about the wide array of projects underway.
CIN Resource Page: Behavioral Health Integration and Total Cost of Care
This resource page from the California Improvement Network consists of a short list of relevant and timely resources to help health care organizations improve behavioral health and manage total cost of care, with a focus on substance use disorder treatment.
Primed: A Roundtable Series on Tech-Enabled Innovation in Medicaid
Investing in Innovation
The Primed Roundtable Series is a unique effort to foster constructive conversations about the opportunities and challenges facing those implementing, funding, and scaling solutions in their states’ Medicaid delivery systems.
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.
From Corrections to Community: Reentry Health Care
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
People in jail or prison experience high rates of physical and mental health problems within complex social contexts. CHCF is working with partners to improve the coordination and delivery of care for those leaving correctional settings and returning to the community.
Sustainable Models of Telehealth in the Safety Net
Telehealth, Medi-Cal, Providers, Patient-Centered Care
Working with Medi-Cal managed care plans and community health centers across the state, CHCF is implementing the initiative, Sustainable Models of Telehealth in the Safety Net, to improve access to specialty care among Medi-Cal enrollees.
Medication-Assisted Treatment in Correctional Settings
People with opioid addiction are at increased risk of overdose death immediately after release from jail or prison. To reduce this risk, California jails are starting to bring effective treatment — including opioid agonist medications — into jail settings.
Resource Page: Expanding Coverage to All Californians
Insurance Coverage, Medi-Cal
California is in the midst of a critical discussion about how to achieve the goal of covering every Californian. To inform this discussion, CHCF curates key California-specific resources and analyses around the remaining uninsured and policy options designed to expand coverage.
Support for Hospital Opioid Use Treatment (Project SHOUT)
Behavioral Health, Opioid Safety
Hospitalizations for people with opioid use disorder represent an ideal time to start treatment. Project SHOUT helps hospitals start buprenorphine and methadone services, with coaching from UCSF specialists.
SB 1004 Implementation Resources: Helping Medi-Cal Plans Provide Access to Palliative Care
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care, Medi-Cal
CHCF is organizing a yearlong series of technical assistance activities for Medi-Cal health plans and providers preparing for implementation of SB 1004. Watch a recording of the kickoff webinar for an overview of this work.