California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers
The state's FQHCs, which are a key source of care for low-income residents, have expanded their capacity after implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Learn about California's FQHCs and their patient population, payer mix, and growth.
Community Paramedicine: San Francisco Pilots Sobering Center as ED Alternative
Karen Shore, Golden State Health Policy
Through close collaboration, trained paramedics in San Francisco successfully diverted patients from the emergency department to the San Francisco Sobering Center.
California’s Uninsured: As Coverage Grows, Millions Go Without
Since implementation of the ACA, California's uninsured rate has dropped by half. Still, nearly three million remain uninsured, and there could be big changes in coverage ahead with Donald Trump's election.
Key Questions When Considering a State-Based, Single-Payer System in California
Susan Philip, Marian Mulkey
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage, Payment & Financing
There is renewed interest in a potential state-based, single-payer health care system in California. Asking key questions will help clarify what this might mean for our state.
Quality of Care: Maternal and Childbirth Health Metrics
While California continues to make progress on the quality of care provided to women during their pregnancies and deliveries, there is room for improvement. Use these interactive charts to explore the quality metrics.
SB 1004 Implementation Technical Assistance Series: Estimating Care Delivery Costs
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
A webinar and in-person workshops are designed to help providers anticipate the costs of delivering palliative care, and to help payers understand the elements that impact cost.
California’s Public Substance Use Disorder Treatment System for Youth: An Overview
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
Adolescents and young adults often find it difficult to access substance use disorder treatment in California. This paper provides considerations for expanding public programs for youth.
Why Health Plans Should Go to the “MAT” in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction
Julia Elitzer, Margaret Tatar
Insurance Coverage, Opioid Safety
The opioid epidemic demands urgent attention. Health plans can play a role in preventing overdose deaths by improving access to medication-assisted treatment.