Public Opinion & Surveys
Californians Overwhelmingly Support Funding of Public Health Efforts to Defeat Pandemic
January 29, 2021
Health Care Costs, Health Equity, Homelessness & Health Care, Workforce
New CHCF survey finds that 9 in 10 Californians say taming the public health crisis is highly important.
New California Health Care Foundation Report Highlights Key Factors Behind COVID-19 Outbreaks in Nursing Homes
December 1, 2020
More than 29,000 nursing home residents in California have tested positive for COVID-19 this year, and skilled nursing facilities have reported 4,835 deaths.
COVID-19 Tracking Poll, November 2020: Views from California Health Care Providers on the Front Lines
Goodwin Simon Strategic Research
Behavioral Health, Telehealth
The poll provides detailed insights on the impact of COVID-19 on health care providers' mental health and morale, views of their patients' mental and physical health, providers' experiences with telehealth, and the availability of personal protective equipment.
Large Numbers of Californians Have Delayed Care for Urgent Health Issues During COVID-19
October 8, 2020
Nearly one-third of Californians have delayed receiving care for urgent or emergency health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 36% of those with low incomes say their mental health has gotten "worse" or "a lot worse," according to a new survey conducted by the California Health Care Foundation and NORC at the University of Chicago.
Listening to Californians with Low Incomes
Jen Joynt, Rebecca Catterson, Lucy Rabinowitz
Listening to Californians with Low Incomes: Health Care Access, Experiences, and Concerns Since the COVID-19 Pandemic is a compilation of early findings from a statewide survey of the health care experiences of California’s residents. The survey included an oversampling of residents with low incomes.
Working Californians Enrolled in Medi-Cal Share Their Stories
NORC at the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley Labor Center
Medi-Cal covers close to three million working Californians. Many became eligible because the ACA expanded the program to more adults with low incomes. This report combines key findings from survey data with insights from in-depth interviews with enrollees to paint a picture of working Californians who rely on Medi-Cal, why they came to enroll in the program, and the role it plays in their lives.
Listening to the Voices of Californians
CHCF believes that our health care system — especially public programs like Medi-Cal — should reflect the needs, experiences, and priorities of the people they serve. We engage in “listening work” to help policymakers and health care partners understand the experiences and attitudes of health care consumers, as well as the doctors, nurses, and other health professionals who provide frontline care.
Weighing In: CHCF Leadership Fellows React to the COVID-19 Pandemic
In April 2020, less than three weeks into California’s statewide shelter-in-place order, the Healthforce Center at UCSF surveyed alumni of the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their patients, their workplace colleagues, and themselves.