Federally Qualified Health Centers
Concert Health Aims to Scale Collaborative Mental Health Care
January 30, 2020
Behavioral Health, Investing in Innovation, Telehealth, Workforce
Patients served by small and rural primary care physicians may benefit from a remote version of this increasingly popular model for providing mental health care.
Creating Strong Community Health Center Partnerships
Today's rapidly shifting health care landscape, including an increased emphasis on population health, clinical integration, and value-based care, is spurring community health centers (CHCs) to forge new partnerships to improve care and ensure long-term sustainability. This collection of resources is intended to help CHCs forge successful, long-lasting partnerships.
Putting Prescription Refill Automation Tech to the Test in the Safety Net
April 17, 2019
Investing in Innovation
The average physician receives 10 to 25 prescription refill requests per day, contributing to a growing administrative burden — especially in under-resourced safety-net institutions. A tech solution helped two California health centers.
Mitch Katz Leads Candid Discussion About Health Costs
April 3, 2019
Health Care Costs
Video: Mitch Katz, MD, the former Los Angeles County health director who left last year to take the helm of New York City Health + Hospitals, returned to California to give the California Improvement Network his provocative views on managing financial risk and total cost of care.
California FQHCs: Financial and Operational Performance Analysis
This Capital Link report provides an aggregate financial and operational profile of California Federally Qualified Health Centers for 2013–17. This includes financial performance, utilization, payer mix, and more.
The Population Health Learning Network
In partnership with the Center for Care Innovations and the Blue Shield of California Foundation, CHCF launched the Population Heath Learning Network (PHLN) in March 2018. The PHLN aims to improve the health and well-being of more than 1.2 million Californians by strengthening the population health management capabilities of safety-net organizations.
2019 Edition — California’s Health Care Safety Net
Matthew Newman, Eunice Roh
This Almanac report, California’s Health Care Safety Net: A Patchwork of Programs and Providers, presents data on the providers and programs that comprise California’s system for providing health care to people with low incomes.
Health Workforce Shortages Make Telehealth a Lifeline to Rural Care
March 4, 2019
Workforce, Telehealth, Medi-Cal
Telehealth can help solve California's rural health workforce shortage by more quickly and conveniently connecting patients to distant providers, cutting long travel times and wait lists.
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.