Community Health Centers
What to Expect in Health Policy Under a Divided Congress
January 8, 2019
Billy Wynne, Dawn Joyce
Expanding Health Coverage
Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives, while the GOP continues its dominion over the Senate. What will this "split Congress" mean for health care?
Comments on Proposed Regulation — Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds
Sandra R. Hernández
CHCF submitted this letter to express our strong opposition to the Department of Homeland Security's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("proposed rule") on "public charge," published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018.
Forces for Change: A Landscape of the Statewide and Regional Clinic Consortia in California
Pacific Health Consulting Group
This report provides a comprehensive landscape of California's statewide and concludes by recommending a series of strategic opportunities to further strengthen consortia impact.
Raven Helps New Technologies Take Flight in the Safety Net
November 5, 2018
Investing in Innovation
Many California safety-net organizations are eager to find solutions to challenging problems but are overwhelmed by the market. This learning laboratory helps them test solutions and share user experiences.
California Sees Net Neutrality as a Net Gain for Patients
October 5, 2018
Xenia Shih Bion
Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week: California and the Trump administration are at odds again — this time over who should control net neutrality regulation within the state. California's health care system has a lot riding on the outcome.
California’s Physician Assistants: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care
Timothy Bates, Joanne Spetz, Miranda Werts
Health Care Costs, 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.
Sustainable Models of Telehealth in the Safety Net
Working with Medi-Cal managed care plans and community health centers across the state, CHCF is implementing the initiative, Sustainable Models of Telehealth in the Safety Net, to improve access to specialty care among Medi-Cal enrollees.
In Humboldt County, Efforts to Fight Opioid Epidemic Bring Progress
May 11, 2018
Humboldt County has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, but recent media coverage missed significant, successful steps local leaders have taken to stem the tide. (Aerial photo of Humboldt Bay: Robert Campbell)
Herrmann Spetzler Remembered as ‘Visionary’ Who Developed California Rural Clinics
May 1, 2018
Spetzler's unexpected death shocked a rural community that had coalesced around his charismatic personality and irresistible vision for a health care system accessible to everyone regardless of income.
Seven Partnerships to Strengthen Community Health Centers
March 1, 2018
Payment & Financing
In California, the smaller community health centers that need the most support are the least likely to get it, and that poses a risk for the thousands of Californians with low incomes who rely on them. As California’s entire health care safety net moves forward, we can’t leave these smaller centers and their patients behind.
Partnering to Succeed
The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and JSI Research & Training Institute
This paper outlines seven partnership models that are helping small community health centers (CHCs) improve care and thrive under value-based payment. It also provides a framework to assess which partnership models are right for different CHCs.
California Lawmakers Asked CHCF How to Improve Access to Care in Medi-Cal. Here’s What We Told Them.
February 8, 2018
Chris Perrone, director of CHCF's Improving Access team, told the California Legislature how Medi-Cal expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has affected access to care for people who rely on the program.