Health Care for All Californians
The California Health Care Foundation helps Californians with low incomes get the health care they need.
CalAIM in Focus
Health EquityAll Californians should have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential for health. CHCF is working with a wide range of partners to remove structural barriers to care and build a just and equitable health care system that is designed to redress, not perpetuate, the inequities that too many of our fellow Californians face. Learn More about Health Equity
Universal CoverageCalifornia's commitment to expand Medi-Cal eligibility to all income-eligible adults offers an historic opportunity to achieve equity in health coverage over the next five years. However, much work remains to ensure that those who have coverage stay covered and those are are eligible for coverage are enrolled. Learn More about Universal Coverage
WorkforceCalifornia faces major shortages of health workers and isn’t producing enough new workers to meet its population’s future needs. Meanwhile, California's health workforce does not match the diversity of the state. These workforce supply problems have a major impact on health access, quality, and equity. Learn More about Workforce
CalAIM in FocusCalAIM is a multiyear reform led by the California Department of Health Care Services to improve the health outcomes and the overall well-being of Medi-Cal enrollees. Explore CHCF’s collection of tools and resources aimed at helping organizations understand and implement CalAIM. Learn More about CalAIM in Focus
California’s Palliative Care Evolution: Celebrating Progress and Shaping the Future
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
This resource from Transforming Care Partners describes the key drivers of California's progress in palliative care and remaining opportunities to build on and accelerate this growth to meet future needs.
Homelessness & Health Care
Although the health system cannot fix every part of the homelessness crisis, there are important roles it can play. Explore resources from CHCF that help health care, homeless services providers, government, and other systems work together so people are housed and healthy. CHCF will add to this resource center as new publications and tools become available.
Start-Up Spect Advances Health Equity With Mobile Diabetes Eye Exams
November 20, 2023
Health Equity, Investing in Innovation
Within a year of starting to use the system at a clinic in Richmond, California, the screening rate increased from 10% to 40% of the patients whose doctors recommended the exam.
Homelessness Summit for Journalists Emphasizes Need for Firsthand Sources
November 14, 2023
Homelessness & Health Care, Behavioral Health
The importance of elevating the voices of people with lived experience of homelessness and housing as a social determinant of health emerged as themes at a special meeting of the Association of Health Care Journalists in Oakland.
California Employer Health Benefits: Cost Burden on Workers Varies — 2023 Edition
Gary Claxton and Matthew Rae, KFF, Anthony Damico
In 2022, 64% of firms in California offered health benefits to at least some of their employees. Premium costs are typically shared between employers and workers. This report presents data compiled from the 2022 KKF Employer Health Benefits Survey.
Telehealth Outcomes and Impact on Care Delivery: A Review of Evidence
California Health Benefits Review Program, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF
This telehealth report distills key findings from over 80 studies from 2021 to 2022, catering to health care policymakers, payers, practitioners, and researchers interested in telehealth's effectiveness compared to in-person care.
CalAIM in Focus
CalAIM is a multiyear reform led by the California Department of Health Care Services to improve the health outcomes and the overall well-being of Medi-Cal enrollees. Explore CHCF’s collection of tools and resources aimed at helping organizations understand and implement CalAIM.
Medi-Cal Explained: 2024 Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans by County
In 2024, many California counties will experience major changes around which Medi-Cal managed care plans operate there. This fact sheet organizes these changes alphabetically by county and by managed care plan for easy reference.
May 8, 2023 California’s safety-net health program has resumed annual eligibility checks after three years. That means enrollees will need to provide updated personal information to maintain coverage. Here’s what to watch for.
November 27, 2023
November 20, 2023
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