Almanac – Health Conditions
2022 Edition — Mental Health in California
Using the most recent data available, this Almanac provides an overview of mental health statewide: disease prevalence, suicide rates, supply and use of treatment providers, and mental health in the criminal justice system.
2022 Edition — People Experiencing Homelessness in California
The number of people experiencing homelessness served by California's homelessness response system (Continuums of Care) increased from 188,000 in 2017 to 255,000 in 2020. This quick reference guide looks at available data on people experiencing homelessness in California and at their hospital and emergency department use.
Maternity Care in California — Almanac Collection
The Almanacs in this collection provide an overview of the delivery of maternity care in California using available metrics, and compare the state’s performance on these metrics by demographic groups, over time, and against national numbers.
Lawmakers Focus on Mental Health — Especially in Medi-Cal
March 20, 2019
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
The California legislature is considering dozens of bills related to behavioral health and the mental health care system. CHCF's associate director for High-Value Care gave lawmakers an overview of mental health in the state.
2018 Edition — Mental Health and Substance Use: A Crisis for California’s Youth
For adolescents, mental illnesses and substance use disorders often occur together. This report paints a picture of California youth and the behavioral health conditions they face.
Infographic: Substance Use and Mental Illness Among California’s Youth
Adolescence is when mental illness and often first presents and when drug and alcohol use typically start. Risk of developing a substance use disorder is greater for people who start using during adolescence. For adolescents, mental illness and substance use disorder often occur together. This infographic shows how these issues are intertwined and the big impact they are having on our youth.
Trump Public Charge Rule No Longer in Effect
As the result of actions taken by the Biden Administration, the Trump-era public charge rule is no longer in effect. Immigrants and their families can seek medical care, including testing and treatment for COVID-19, without fearing immigration consequences due to public charge. The Biden Administration proposed a new regulation on February 24, 2022, which is being finalized.
Essential Coverage: The Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week
May 4, 2018
Xenia Shih Bion
Behavioral Health, Health Care Costs
Welcome to the first edition of Essential Coverage. Every Friday, we’ll send you into the weekend with a recap of stories we found worth reading — stories covering all our topics, from health reform to maternal health, to opioid safety, and much more.
Many Californians Have Coverage, but Not Care, for Mental Health Conditions
March 28, 2018
Catherine Teare, Robbin Gaines
Mental health disorders are among the most common chronic illnesses that people face, in the US and here in California, yet too many people miss out on treatment.
2018 Edition — Mental Health in California
Mental Health in California: For Too Many, Care Not There provides an overview of mental health in California: disease prevalence, suicide rates, supply and use of treatment providers, and mental health in the correctional system. This Almanac report also includes available data on spending and quality of care.