Category: Reports


PPIC Report Explores Potential Impacts to California’s Safety Net Programs in Economic Recession

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released a report this week exploring potential impacts on several key programs within California’s social safety net, despite the state currently experiencing an “unusually bright” economic picture. PPIC looks back at previous economic downturns and considers how California balanced the state budget, as required by the state constitution,…

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LAO Publishes Budget Report Detailing 2020-21 Fiscal Outlook, Estimates $7 Billion Surplus

On Wednesday, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its report, “The 2020-21 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook.” The report is released annually in anticipation of the upcoming state budget process and details key economic assumptions, expected revenues, and subject area-specific reports, including health and human services. The outlook report examines whether the state has enough…

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UC Berkeley, UCLA Study Finds New California Health Care Policies Keep Uninsured from Growing, Improve Affordability for 1.55 Million

A recent report by the UC Berkeley Labor Center and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research projects California’s recently passed health care policies will both lower the prices in the individual insurance market and keep steady the number of uninsured in California. The report, “California’s Steps to Expand Health Coverage and Improve Affordability: Who…

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CDPH Releases 2018-19 Childcare Immunization Report

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) this week released a report and listing of schools summarizing fall immunization rates at childcare facilities for the previous 2018-19 school year. The most recent report found that 95.9 percent of children attending childcare facilities in 2018-19 were reported to have received all required vaccinations, a 0.3 percentage…

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CDC Releases Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Recommends Primary Prevention Approaches

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimating the proportion of adult health problems attributable to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The CDC’s Vital Signs report also covers the topic of ACEs and details opportunities for preventing ACEs. According to the…

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Medi-Cal Managed Care Studies – Regional Model and Geographic Managed Care

Last week, the California Health Care Foundation released two new studies by the Blue Sky Consulting Group assessing quality of care, access, and the provider’s experience under two models of Medi-Cal managed care, the Regional and Geographic Managed Care (GMC) models. The Regional paper concludes that Medi-Cal enrollees in Regional model counties have received somewhat poorer…

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UCLA Issues Policy Brief on WPC Care Coordination

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Policy Research recently completed an evaluation of the state’s Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilot program, finding that the collaboration among medical, behavioral, and social service providers improves the lives of patients with complex needs. Recall, WPC Pilots are part of the Department of…

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