Health Affairs’ Rural Health Issue Has Special Relevance to California
December 9, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health, Workforce
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Millions of Americans in rural areas face significant barriers to care and in almost every state are burdened with higher mortality rates than people in urban areas.
Left Behind in California: Comparing Community Paramedicine Policies Across States
Janet Coffman, Connie Kwong
This overview of state laws governing community paramedicine across the US can inform California's efforts to build upon its ongoing pilot community paramedicine project. Read the brief and explore an interactive map of the US to learn about legislation in each state.
New California Data Resource Highlights Need for Bold Action on Health Disparities
October 25, 2019
Ernest Moy, Donna L. Washington
Nowhere is the need to measure racial and ethnic health disparities greater than in California, one of the few states where people of color compose the majority of the population.
For Community Health Centers, a Hands-On Guide to Building Partnerships
October 15, 2019
CHCF has a new guide that uses insights, exercises, and examples to help community health center professionals build more effective, longer-lasting partnerships with other organizations.
A Hands-On Guide to Cultural Integration in Community Health Partnerships and Alliances
This guidebook aims to help community health organizations successfully integrate organizational cultures when forging partnerships. Tools include actionable insights, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples.
Highly Anticipated Trial to Determine If Consolidation Is Driving Up Costs
October 14, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Health Care Costs
Stories That Caught Our Attention: A landmark antitrust case that is playing out in San Francisco Superior Court will determine whether Sutter Health has exploited its market dominance in Northern California to squash competition and drive up health care prices.
Creating Strong Community Health Center Partnerships
Today's rapidly shifting health care landscape, including an increased emphasis on population health, clinical integration, and value-based care, is spurring community health centers (CHCs) to forge new partnerships to improve care and ensure long-term sustainability. This collection of resources is intended to help CHCs forge successful, long-lasting partnerships.
Market Consolidation on Trial
October 3, 2019
Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
On the eve of a trial over alleged anticompetitive practices by a California health care system, a new CHCF study traces the correlation between health industry consolidation and prices paid by consumers.
Deadly Policy Change Blindsides Immigrants with Severe Illnesses
September 9, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Stories That Caught Our Attention: After being widely criticized, the Trump administration has partially backtracked on its decision to stop protecting immigrants from deportation while they receive lifesaving medical care. However, the future of the medical deferred action program remains uncertain.