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.
Health Organizations Advise DHCS on Recontracting with Medi-Cal Health Plans
On September 1, 2020, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) requested input on proposed changes to Medi-Cal managed care contracts. CHCF has collected various health organizations' responses, as they collectively reflect important thinking on how DHCS can recontract with health plans in a way that advances several critical improvements to Medi-Cal managed care.
CIN Resource Page: Extended Reality (XR)
This California Improvement Network resource page focuses on the reach and limitations of virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence in clinical settings, including behavioral health treatment and clinical decision making, among other applications.
CIN Resource Page: Addressing Social Needs That Impact Health
This California Improvement Network resource page focuses on tools and strategies for improving health outcomes by addressing patients’ social needs, including how to prioritize social needs strategies, supporting staff in effectively addressing social needs, and building partnerships with community-based organizations.
CIN Resource Page: Resilient Leadership
Workforce, Investing in Innovation
This California Improvement Network resource page focuses on tools that support leaders in health care organizations to build resilience, inspire and motivate, foster organizational alignment, develop powerful communication, and navigate change.
Transitional Program Office Created to Expand Graduate Medical Education in California
To ensure the future stability and capacity of the health care system, the California Future Health Workforce Commission recommended an expansion of graduate medical education (GME) to produce more California-trained physicians, especially in needed specialties and underserved regions of the state. Acting on the Commission’s recommendation, CHCF has funded a two-year Transitional GME Program Office for California.
California Health Care and Homelessness Learning Community
Homelessness & Health Care
To address the challenges related to meeting the health care needs of people experiencing homelessness, the Center for Health Care Strategies, with support from CHCF, is launching the California Health Care and Homelessness Learning Community. This statewide initiative will bring together stakeholders to learn from peers and experts across the nation about innovative approaches to improve health services for homeless populations.
CIBHS Webinar Series for Behavioral Health Providers
Behavioral Health, Telehealth
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions is hosting webinar series for behavioral health providers. Their 11-week series from April through July 2020 focused on telehealth. A five-week series from August through September 2020 discusses strategies for eliminating inequities in behavioral health care.
California COVID-19 Health Surveys: Data and Charts
CHCF has commissioned ongoing surveys of the general public and of health care providers in California to understand changing use of the health care system during the coronavirus pandemic. These weekly surveys began the third week in March 2020, shortly after the statewide shelter-in-place orders were instituted in California, and continued through early September. The data files and charts from the survey findings are available for you to download.
Improving Birth Equity in California’s Health Care System
Maternal Health, Health Equity
Improving Birth Equity in California's Health Care System is a quality-improvement initiative designed to improve birth care, experiences, and outcomes for, by, and with Black mothers and birthing people in California.
Resource Page: Covering All Californians
Coverage Trends, 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 around policy options designed to preserve and expand coverage.