Category: Reports


New Data Report Indicates 264,000 Medi-Cal Beneficiaries Have Been Screened for ACEs

Between January 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020, the state’s ACEs Aware initiative reported new data details on the number of adverse childhood experience (ACE) screenings conducted by health care providers statewide. According to the released data, more than 17,100 providers have completed the training and are ACEs Aware-certified, including about 9,700 Medi-Cal Providers in…

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CDC Reports 30 Percent Increase in Overdose Deaths in 2020

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released preliminary data of drug overdose death counts for 2020, finding a nearly 30 percent increase in overdose deaths compared to the year prior. Approximately 93,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2020, compared to 72,000 in 2019. Notably, California, along with nine…

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CDC Finds Decline in Overall Cancer Deaths

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men and women for all racial and ethnic groups in the United States. During 2001 to 2018, declines in lung cancer death rates accelerated, and…

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CDC Reports Sharp Declines in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week released a report finding that tests received by women through CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program declined by 87 percent for breast cancer and 84 percent for cervical cancer during April 2020 as compared with previous five-year averages for that month….

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Child Development Screenings Increased Over Past Decade, Per UCLA Study

A new policy brief issued this week by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) found that developmental screenings for young children ages one through five increased from 2007 to 2018. Whether health care providers asked parents about developmental concerns also increased over the same timer period. The study, funded by First 5 California,…

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U.S. Medicaid Enrollment Soars During COVID-19 Pandemic

A new report released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this week unveiled a record high number of Americans enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) within the past year. Over 80 million Americans now have health insurance coverage through Medicaid and CHIP, and nearly 10 million…

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PPIC Issues Report on Health Coverage for Undocumented Residents

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) this week issued a report detailing health coverage and care statuses of undocumented residents in California. The latest report updates data and findings from PPIC’s previous work on the subject and examines aspects of how children in mixed-status families engage with the health care system. Considering changes in…

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UCLA Report Identifies Barriers to Oral Health Care for Low-Income Californians

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) recently released a policy brief detailing barriers to accessing oral health care in California, particularly among low-income residents who face financial and other barriers to access. The report, utilizing data from the 2018 and 2019 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), identifies the following main findings: There are…

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