Bridging the Digital Health Divide Series
Courtney R. Lyles, Adrian Aguilera, Oanh Nguyen, Urmimala Sarkar
Health Equity, Investing in Innovation, Telehealth
All patients should benefit from digital health tools regardless of their cultural background, language, income, race, or ethnicity. The two papers in this series focus on how to create equity and inclusion during technology implementation and design to help health care providers, health plans, and developers reach everyone.
Advancing Black Health Equity
Health Equity, Workforce
It is incumbent on California, working at all levels and across systems, to break down entrenched barriers to quality health care for Black Californians. CHCF is working with partners to support crosscutting health systems work and to improve birth care, experiences, and outcomes for, by, and with Black mothers and birthing people in California.
Supporting Statewide Expansion of Medical Respite in California
Homelessness & Health Care
Medical respite care is offered in a variety of settings, with service models, staffing, funding, and length of stay tailored to local needs and assets. This two-year project provides funding for the National Institute for Medical Respite Care to promote standards and best practices in California, through trainings, tools, technical assistance, and advocacy recommendations.
Aligning Housing and Health Care to Support People Experiencing Homelessness: Opportunities in CalAIM
Homelessness & Health Care
To take advantage of new housing-related opportunities under CalAIM, homeless service providers and managed care plans need expert guidance. CHCF is partnering with the Corporation for Supportive Housing to provide training and ongoing technical assistance to these groups across the state.
2021 Edition — California Emergency Departments
Renee Y. Hsia
California’s emergency departments (EDs) provide a critical source of health care to people with acute medical conditions or who have experienced trauma or injury. EDs are expected to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay. California Emergency Departments: A Critical Source of Care looks at the most recent data on supply, visits, and wait times, as well as trends from 2009 to 2019.
COVID-19 Surveys of California Health Care Providers: November 2020–May 2021
CHCF commissioned in-depth surveys of frontline health care providers to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care system and on providers themselves. Three surveys conducted over seven months track trends.
Aligning Nurse Practitioner Statutes in California
Garrett K. Chan, Karen G. Duderstadt, Catherine Dower
AB 890, passed in 2020, authorizes California nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice at the top of their competence without physician supervision and with a defined scope of practice. This report outlines the California codes that may need to be updated and harmonized with AB 890 to full realize this additional capacity of NPs.
Breaking Down Silos: How to Share Data to Improve the Health of People Experiencing Homelessness
Homelessness & Health Care, Data Exchange
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.
Health Professionals and Patients in California: Speaking the Same Language
Workforce, Health Equity
This brief identifies policy strategies to increase the number of health professionals with language concordance — those that speak the same language as their patients. This is especially important in California where 44% of households speak a language other than English.
Expanding Postbaccalaureate Programs to Address California’s Health Workforce Crisis
Prehealth postbaccalaureate programs (PBPs) increase the rates at which students from underrepresented communities are admitted to and graduate from medical school. PBP participants are more likely to provide care in underserved areas.
COVID-19 Tracking Poll, May 2021: Views from California Health Care Providers on the Front Lines
Goodwin Simon Strategic Research
Telehealth, Behavioral Health
This statewide survey of health care providers assesses their mental health and morale, the pandemic's financial impact on their practices, and providers' view of California's readiness for futures emergencies.