2019 Edition — Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity
California is the most racially diverse state in the country, and addressing health disparities experienced by people of color is critically important. This Almanac report shows that people of color face barriers to accessing health care, often receive suboptimal treatment, and are most likely to experience poor outcomes in the health care system.
November 5, 2019
Webinar — Key Findings from ‘Help Wanted: Californians’ Views and Experiences of Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care’
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
November 5, 2019
In 2019, CHCF commissioned a statewide survey to better understand the type of medical care and services Californians would want if they had a serious illness or if they were approaching the end of life, and to explore the experiences of those actually dealing with these issues themselves or with loved ones. Join us for a webinar discussion of key findings from the survey.
When It Comes to C-Sections, All Hospitals Are Not the Same
September 30, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Maternal Health, Medi-Cal
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Take a look at America's cesarean section capital to see how challenging it is to reduce surgical childbirth for low-risk, first-time mothers.
The Sky’s the Limit
Richard M. Scheffler, Daniel R. Arnold, Brent D. Fulton
Health Care Costs
California pays significantly more for common health care services than the rest of the country, and the gap has been widening. A critical factor in the fast growth of prices is market concentration — including hospital consolidation and physician integration — which has been proliferating in the state. The Sky’s the Limit: Health Care Prices and Market Consolidation in California looks at the data and the policies that can be considered to address this serious concern.
2019 Edition — California’s County-Based Health Plans
The state's county-based health plans are public entities organized through one or more counties to ensure that Medi-Cal enrollees, and in some cases county employees and Covered California enrollees, receive comprehensive care. Where are these plans and who do they cover? How have they changed between 2012 and 2018?
Health Information Exchange Metrics and Evaluation Strategy for California
This report outlines a proposed strategy for measuring and evaluating the activity of California's regional health information organizations, which are poised for growth under the new California Health Information Exchange Onboarding Program.
2010 Edition — Chronic Conditions of Californians
Camillia Lui, Steven Wallace
Chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the US, and the largest component of health care costs. This report examines the impact of chronic conditions on the state using 2007 data from the California Health Interview Survey.
Beds for Boomers — Almanac Collection
Unprecedented growth in California’s senior population, is expected to have a significant impact on the state's health care system. The Almanac reports in this collection examines the growth in the state's senior population and potential impacts on acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health providers, and residential care facilities.
Maternity Care in California — Almanac Collection
The Almanacs in this collection provide an overview of the delivery of maternity care in California using available metrics, and compare the state’s performance on these metrics by demographic groups, over time, and against national numbers.
2015 Edition — Health Care Costs 101
Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
With an increase of just 3.6% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in half a century, US spending on health care continued its slow growth, a trend that began in 2009. Health Care Costs 101: Reaching a Spending Plateau? details how much is spent on health care in the US, which services are purchased, and who pays.
Health Care Costs and Spending — Almanac Collection
Health Care Costs
This series of reports details how much is spent on health care in the US and California, which services are purchased, and who pays. This collection includes current and past editions of Health Care Costs 101 and Health Care Spending Almanac materials.
To Switch or Not to Switch: A Guide for Community Clinics Considering Changing EHRs
This guide will help community health center (CHC) leaders weigh the costs and benefits of remaining with their current electronic health record system (EHR) or switching to a different one. Many CHCs are considering this decision, as a shifting health care landscape requires EHRs, and the organizations that manage them, to meet increasingly robust requirements.