2018 Edition — Substance Use in California
About 8% of Californians met criteria for substance use disorder, but only 10% of people with a substance use disorder received any type of treatment. CHCF's first Almanac publication to address this topic provides an overview of substance use and addiction in the state.
California’s Physician Assistants: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care
Timothy Bates, Joanne Spetz, Miranda Werts
Health Care Costs, Providers, Workforce
Physician assistants (PAs) provide high-quality care and are more likely to work in rural areas and with underserved populations than are physicians. This paper offers an overview of how PAs operate in California, and explores the research behind the evidence for practice expansion.
Infographic: The Overmedicalization of Childbirth
This infographic highlights results from a survey of California mothers that finds women are getting too many unwanted and unneeded interventions during childbirth, even when less invasive alternatives are available.
California’s Nurse Practitioners: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care
California is one of a handful of states that restricts nurse practitioners' ability to work without physician oversight. This paper examines how these restrictions impact care.
A Guide to Graduate Medical Education Funding in California
University of California, San Francisco, The Robert Graham Center
This comprehensive overview describes the landscape of graduate medical education (GME) funding in California, including sources, amounts, and distribution across the state. This series also includes a report outlining recommendations for expanding GME and seven issue briefs covering key issues facing GME in this state.