Community Paramedicine: A Promising Model for Integrating Emergency and Primary Care
Kenneth Kizer, Karen Shore
Can paramedics improve the efficiency of emergency resources and enhance access to primary care for the medically underserved through a new model of care called "community paramedicine"?
2013 Edition — Mental Health Care in California
Wendy Holt, Neal Adams
Many Californians with mental illness don't get the treatment they need. This Almanac report, Mental Health in California: Painting a Picture, focuses on prevalence, care delivery, and cost.
A Complex Case: Public Mental Health Delivery and Financing in California
Sarah Arnquist, Peter Harbage
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
County-administered mental health programs serve more than half a million Californians each year. How does the state finance, administer, and deliver mental health care?
Leading the Way: Complex Care Management Program Overviews
Patients with chronic conditions often have multiple issues, see an average of 11 providers, and take numerous medications. These 19 programs have succeeded in coordinating such complex care.
Ready or Not: Are Health Care Safety-Net Systems Prepared for Reform?
Center for Studying Health System Change
ACA/Health Reform, Medi-Cal, Providers
A study finds that even with new federal resources to help, communities with weaker safety-net systems are lagging in preparations for health reform.
2017 Edition — Medi-Cal Facts and Figures
Medi-Cal, Insurance Coverage
Medi-Cal is the main source of health insurance for one in three Californians. This quick reference guide provides an overview of the program's key features and describes how enrollment has grown from 2013 to 2017.
In It Together: How Palliative Care Spread to All of California’s Public Hospitals
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
What did it take for all of California's public hospitals to adopt and sustain palliative care programs? Learn about the five-year collaborative effort.
The Relationship Between Commercial Website Ratings and Traditional Hospital Performance Measures
Naomi Bardach, Renée Asteria-Peñaloza
As more consumers turn to social media to research purchasing decisions, how do sites like Yelp.com compare with traditional sites for hospital quality information?
California’s Rural Health Clinics: Obstacles and Opportunities
Blue Sky Consulting Group
California's 271 rural health clinics are key providers of primary care to elderly and low-income populations. This report presents an overview of the patients they serve and the obstacles they face.
California’s Individual and Small Group Markets on the Eve of Reform
As health reform presses ahead, California's individual and small group health insurance markets will gain new importance. See profiles of the segments and a new look at small group market share.
Timeline: Health Insurance in California Before the ACA
Insurance Coverage, ACA/Health Reform
Three infographics show enrollment rates in health plans and public programs, provide an illuminating history of the many plan mergers in the state since 1985, and offer a timeline of major milestones in California insurance history since the 1920s, and up to passage of the ACA.