October 8, 2020
Webinar — Seriously Ill, Vulnerable Patients During Extreme Stress: How Are Needs Changing in the COVID-19 Era?
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
October 8, 2020
A panel-style conversation with two physician leaders highlighted how the needs of seriously ill Californians are changing due to COVID-19, especially for disproportionately impacted communities.
How Can Health Plans Support People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Center for Health Care Strategies
Homelessness & Health Care
L.A. Care Health Plan has rapidly recalibrated existing homelessness support services to address the immediate needs of people experiencing homelessness related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Health Care Strategies spoke with the director of Safety Net Programs and Partnerships at L.A. Care to discuss how the health plan has been supporting those experiencing homeless during the pandemic.
Clinicians Call for Making COVID-19 Emergency Telehealth Benefits Permanent
August 21, 2020
Elizabeth Morrison, Elizabeth Horevitz
Behavioral Health, Telehealth
Telehealth has shown itself to be a critical tool for increasing access to vital behavioral health services and reducing health inequity.
Medicaid Is Essential for Workers as COVID-19 Spreads
August 17, 2020
Xenia Shih Bion
Expanding Health Coverage, Medi-Cal, Health Equity
Stories That Caught Our Attention: On August 4, Missouri voters narrowly approved the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program via ballot initiative, making it the second politically right-leaning state to do so during the pandemic.
The Health Care System Has the Black Community in a Choke Hold
August 4, 2020
A system that is literally supposed to help those who can’t breathe is figuratively applying a choke hold to Black people by sending them home to die when they say, "I can’t breathe."
San Francisco Puts Community Paramedics on Front Lines of the Pandemic
July 28, 2020
Homelessness & Health Care, Workforce
It's no easy task to find people who lack shelter, have substance use disorders, and mistrust authorities — and then persuade them to move into a quarantine site.