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.
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
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 medication-assisted treatment — into jail settings.
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.
Yelp Partners with CHCF to Add Maternity Care Measures to Popular Search and Review Site
Information about where to get the best maternity care can be hard to find. Yelp now displays maternity care measures for all California hospitals that deliver babies. A mobile module is also available.
Coverage, Access, and Affordability in California: Key ACA Data 2013-2016
Expanding Health Coverage, Health Care Costs
In 2014, CHCF launched ACA 411, an interactive online tool that helped users track the ACA's impact on California. While we no longer maintain the tool, the data and resources that were used to build it remain available here.
Piloting Use of Consensus Standards in Payer-Provider Contracts
Payment & Financing, Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Contracting processes between payers and providers to deliver palliative care can often be cumbersome. This project evaluates the use of consensus standards across multiple payer-provider contracts.
Increasing Access to Palliative Care in Rural California
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care, Patient-Centered Care, Telehealth
Rural communities face formidable barriers to introducing outpatient palliative care. This project aims to connect payers and providers to increase its availability and quality in rural parts of the state.
Webinar Series: Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment in Primary Care
Many patients with addiction can be successfully treated in a primary care setting. This webinar series teaches primary care clinicians how to implement medication-assisted treatment in their practices.