The Burdens Grow Heavier for COVID-19 Health Care Providers
February 22, 2021
Xenia Shih Bion
Workforce, Behavioral Health, Health Equity, Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Health care providers, working through unimaginable tragedies and unprecedented circumstances because of COVID-19, have little time to devote to their own mental health or well-being.
COVID-19 Tracking Poll, February 2021: Views from California Health Care Providers on the Front Lines
Goodwin Simon Strategic Research
This poll provides detailed insights on health care providers' views of a COVID-19 vaccine, including their rates of vaccination to date. Also included are providers' responses about mental health and morale, and the availability of personal protective equipment.
Holding On: How California’s Health Centers Adapted Operations and Care for Patients During the Pandemic
Capital Link, Aurrera Health Group
This paper identifies several key factors that enabled California’s health centers to manage the financial strain exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to serve patients at a time when accessing health care involved new and unanticipated challenges.
How Legal Changes in Response to COVID-19 Can Improve Access to Community Behavioral Health
Robert Belfort, Julian Polaris
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
This report discusses the impact of temporary legal reforms on outpatient and residential behavioral health services in California and identifies the most promising candidates for long-term reform.
CHCF Commends First Step to Roll Back Public Charge Wealth Test, Urges Further Action
February 3, 2021
Yesterday President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to begin a review of the public charge wealth test for immigrants implemented under the Trump administration. In response, Sandra R. Hernández, MD, president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation issued this statement.