Almanac – Providers
California’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers — Almanac Collection
Many surgeries are performed in freestanding, or “same-day,” ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). This collection of current and past editions of California's Ambulatory Surgery Centers presents data on the supply, use, quality, and finances of freestanding ASCs in California.
California’s Health Care Safety Net — Almanac Collection
The health care safety net composes a patchwork of programs and providers that serve Californians with low incomes. This collection of current and past editions of Almanac reports about the state's health care safety net presents data on who is being served and how care is being provided.
How to Ease the Looming Crisis in California Mental Health Care
February 8, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Workforce, Behavioral Health
Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week: California needs a robust mental health workforce. The California Future Health Workforce Commission recommends practical ways to solve the state’s behavioral health workforce shortages.
The State of Emergency
August 28, 2018
CHCF recently published the latest edition in its wide-ranging Almanac series, "California Emergency Departments: Use Grows as Coverage Expands." Kristof Stremikis, director of CHCF's Market Analysis and Insight team, talks about the important findings.
2018 Edition — California’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Many surgeries are performed in freestanding, or “same-day,” ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), whose numbers have increased dramatically over the past 11 years. However, due to a legal decision that removed reporting requirements for ASCs in the state, little is known about the volume of procedures, type of procedures, and financial operation of the vast majority of these facilities. This report looks at the most recent data on the supply, use, quality, and finances of freestanding ASCs in California.
California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers
The state's FQHCs, which are a key source of care for residents with low incomes, have expanded their capacity after implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Learn about California's FQHCs and their patient population, payer mix, and growth.
2017 Edition — California Nurses
Timothy Bates, Joanne Spetz
Nursing is the single largest health profession in the state. These quick reference guides look at supply, demographics, education, distribution, and pay for registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses.
2015 Edition — Beds for Boomers
With the aging of the baby boomers and gains in life expectancy, California's senior population is expected to more than double by 2040. Will the state's health care infrastructure be sufficient? This Almanac report looks at 2012 and 2013 data as well as projections for the future.
2015 Edition — California Hospitals
Lisa Maiuro, Bret Corzine
Capacity at California's acute care hospitals was fairly stable over the decade from 2004 to 2013, with some regional variation. This Almanac report, California Hospitals: An Evolving Environment, examines number of hospitals and supply of beds, use of services, finances, and quality.
2013 Edition — Long-Term Care in California
Leslie Ross, Edwina Newsom, Charlene Harrington
The number of elderly residents in California is expected to balloon in the next 30 years. Will the long-term care system be able to care for the state's aging population? This report describes the state's supply and use of long-term care services, including Medicare and Medicaid spending on services, and quality of care.