In Humboldt, the Community Works Together to Tackle Homelessness
July 16, 2021
Data Exchange, Homelessness & Health Care
How an electronic records system made life better for people experiencing homelessness in Humboldt County and for the social service and health care workers helping them.
Pulling Back the Curtain: How Many California Hospitals Are Complying with Federal Price Transparency Rules?
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Health Care Costs
Federal regulations that went into effect in January 2021 require hospitals to release "clear, accessible pricing information" about their services. This analysis shows that only a minority of California hospitals are fully compliant with this new policy.
Breaking Down Silos: How to Share Data to Improve the Health of People Experiencing Homelessness
Homelessness & Health Care
With more than 150,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given day, purposeful collaboration between the housing and health care sectors are critical. This report focuses on ways in which the two systems are sharing data to better coordinate and support clients' needs.
Expanding Graduate Medical Education in California: The Role of GME-Naive Hospitals
"Medicare GME-naive hospitals" have never been teaching hospitals before and can potentially be used for new residency programs using federal funds. Doing so in underserved regions can help California produce more physicians in the areas that need them the most.
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.
San Joaquin Valley: Despite Poverty and Capacity Constraints, Health Care Access Improves
Len Finocchio, James Paci
Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics continue to expand across the region. They are also working with hospitals to improve care integration and access to specialty services for Medi-Cal patients.
Inland Empire: Increasing Medi-Cal Coverage Spurs Safety-Net Growth
Matthew Newman, James Paci
Following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, this region, comprising Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, has seen a decrease in people who are uninsured and an increase in people with Medi-Cal coverage. In turn, the number of Federally Qualified Health Centers has grown, and patient visits more than doubled in just a few years.
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties: Community Collaboration in the Face of Health Adversity
Jill Yegian, Katrina Connolly
The rural North Coast California counties of Humboldt and Del Norte face multiple health and health care challenges, including high death rates from preventable causes and shortages of health care providers. The region is addressing these challenges through different collaborative efforts.