New & Noteworthy
Training Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
Behavioral Health, Workforce
With California facing a growing shortage of mental health professionals, a new online certificate program will prepare 300 psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners by 2026. Three schools of nursing within the University of California system (UCSF, UCLA, and UC Davis) launched the program in January 2021.
2022 Edition — People Experiencing Homelessness in California
The number of people experiencing homelessness served by California's homelessness response system (Continuums of Care) increased from 188,000 in 2017 to 255,000 in 2020. This quick reference guide looks at available data on people experiencing homelessness in California and at their hospital and emergency department use.
Innovation at the Intersection of Health Care and Homelessness
June 8, 2022
Medi-Cal, Homelessness & Health Care
A conversation with California’s Medicaid director, Jacey Cooper, about how CalAIM will bring together a broad range of stakeholders to improve the health of Medi-Cal members experiencing homelessness.
‘House Calls’ for People Experiencing Homelessness
June 9, 2022
Homelessness & Health Care
Under a grant program developed by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, local health care organizations and clinics brought the medical services directly to people staying at Project Roomkey hotels.
Medi-Cal and the End of the Public Health Emergency
While the end date is uncertain, when the federal COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) expires, California will have to redetermine eligibility for millions of Medi-Cal enrollees. It's imperative to help these Californians transition to other types of coverage and to ensure eligible Californians keep their Medi-Cal coverage.
Improving and Expanding Programs to Support a Diverse Health Care Workforce
CHCF commissioned the Urban Institute to conduct a national study of health care pathway programs to examine the persistent barriers and challenges facing aspiring doctors and nurses from systemically and structurally excluded groups. The study draws from interviews and focus groups with dozens of students, professionals, and field leaders.
Focus on CalAIM
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.
Improving Care for California’s Older Adults: The Role of Community Health Centers and Public Hospital Systems
Pacific Health Consulting Group
Older Adults with Complex Needs
Older adults represent the fastest-growing age cohort receiving care through California’s safety-net provider system. This report outlines potential strategies and opportunities to meet the emerging care needs of older Californians with low incomes, and includes insights from interviews with safety-net system leaders around emerging approaches and challenges they face.
How to Share Data: A Practical Guide for Health and Homeless Systems of Care
Homelessness & Health Care, Data Exchange
This practical guide is intended to serve as a tool for communities at any stage of engagement in cross-sector data sharing between health and homeless systems of care. It is designed to help communities ready to start such efforts for the first time, as well as those that have room to grow their data sharing efforts.
Standardizing Home-Based Palliative Care: Necessary, Doable, and Fruitful
June 28, 2022
J. Brian Cassel, Kathleen Kerr, Kate Meyers, Judy Thomas
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
How palliative care clinicians and payers in California worked together to reduce unwanted variation and confusion in home-based palliative care.
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