Locally Sourced: The Crucial Role of Counties in the Health of Californians
Deborah Reidy Kelch
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
A lot of health care happens in our own backyards. This report looks at the role of California's counties in providing health services for our state's most vulnerable residents.
2015 Edition — California Hospitals
Lisa Maiuro, Bret Corzine
Capacity at California's acute care hospitals was fairly stable over the decade from 2004 to 2013, with some regional variation. This Almanac report, California Hospitals: An Evolving Environment, examines number of hospitals and supply of beds, use of services, finances, and quality.
Fine Print: Rules for Exchanging Behavioral Health Information in California
Deven McGraw, Robert Belfort, Alex Dworkowitz
Behavioral Health, Data Exchange
The exchange of behavioral health information is constrained by operational challenges and legal concerns. Manatt Health describes the regulatory framework for sharing such data in California.
Fighting Cancer with Data: Enabling the California Cancer Registry to Measure and Improve Care
Cancer Registries Workgroup
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Information about cancer care quality in California is lacking. The California Cancer Registry houses important data, which, if linked with other data sources, could help fill the gaps.
2014 Edition — Quality of Care
Maternal Health, Behavioral Health
Over the last few years, the quality of health care in California has improved on a number of measures. However, significant racial and ethnic disparities persist in some areas. This Almanac report, Quality of Care: Signals of Change, provides data on a number of measures, including childbirth, children's health, and management of patients with common chronic conditions.