Mapping the Gaps: Mental Health in California
About 1 in 20 adults in California suffers from a serious mental illness, though rates can vary widely by region. This interactive infographic displays the geographic variation in the prevalence of the condition and the location of licensed mental health professionals.
Community Paramedicine: A Promising Model for Integrating Emergency and Primary Care
Kenneth Kizer, Karen Shore
Can paramedics improve the efficiency of emergency resources and enhance access to primary care for the medically underserved through a new model of care called "community paramedicine"?
Ready or Not: Are Health Care Safety-Net Systems Prepared for Reform?
Center for Studying Health System Change
Expanding Health Coverage, Medi-Cal
A study finds that even with new federal resources to help, communities with weaker safety-net systems are lagging in preparations for health reform.
The Relationship Between Commercial Website Ratings and Traditional Hospital Performance Measures
Naomi Bardach, Renée Asteria-Peñaloza
As more consumers turn to social media to research purchasing decisions, how do sites like Yelp.com compare with traditional sites for hospital quality information?