Category: Reports


CHPS Publishes Policy Brief on CalAIM and Justice-Involved Populations

California Health Policy Strategies (CHPS) recently issued a policy brief providing an overview of the California Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) implications for reentry and justice-involved populations. CHPS details the background of the Newsom Administration’s CalAIM proposal and discusses potential changes in health services delivery and financing for…

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Budget & Policy Center Issues Report on Racism, COVID-19, and Health Equity

Recently, the California Budget & Policy Center issued its report, “Confronting Racism: Overcoming COVID-19 and Advancing Health Equity.” The report assesses the inequities unveiled during the COVID-19 pandemic, including racism’s impact on the health of children, families, and individuals, the COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color, and pandemic-induced economic hardship. The report calls on…

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LAO Issues Overview Report on CalAIM Proposal

This week, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published a report providing an overview of the state’s California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal, a sweeping set of reforms to expand, transform, and streamline Medi-Cal service delivery and financing. This week’s report from the LAO is the first in a series addressing different components of…

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LAO Issues Report on CDPH COVID-19 Response

This afternoon, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) issued a report describing how COVID-19 spending is reflected in the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) budget. The LAO report provides information on CDPH’s COVID-19 spending, as well as funding that has flowed through CDPH’s budget to California’s 61 local health departments to support local response…

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Children Now Issues 2020-21 Children’s County Scorecard

This week, Children Now issued its 2020-21 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-being, an interactive tool detailing data on how children are doing in each of California’s 58 counties. The tool tracks 39 key indicators of children’s well-being over time, by race/ethnicity, and relative to other counties from prenatal stages to the transition to adulthood….

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State Auditor Issues High-Risk Report on Federal COVID-19 Funding

This week, California State Auditor Elaine Howle issued a report detailing the state’s management and administration of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) appropriated to California by Congress in March 2020. Recall, Auditor Howle designated the state’s management of federal funds to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as a “high-risk statewide issue” given the significant amount…

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CDPH, CDSS Issue CA Child Wellbeing Coalition e-Guide

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative recently published a newly developed resource entitled, “California Child Wellbeing Coalition e-Guide.” The e-Guide was developed for individuals and entities serving Californians and interested in collaborating or connecting with local coalitions, boards, and other organized…

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LAO Issues Overview Report on Governor’s FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget

Following the issuance of the Governor’s FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget last Friday, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) issued its overview report this week. The LAO report provides a high-level assessment of the Governor’s proposed investments, highlighting areas for further legislative consideration and providing commentary on potential legislative actions relative to proposed investments. The LAO report…

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State Releases Master Plan for Aging

This week, the Newsom Administration released the California Master Plan for Aging, a comprehensive framework to prepare the state for significant demographic changes in the years ahead, including the growth of the 60-and-over population to 10.8 million people by 2030. The Master Plan was initiated by an Executive Order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom in…

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Auditor Issues Report on Proposition 56 Tobacco Tax Administration

California State Auditor Elaine Howle this week released an audit report entitled, “Proposition 56 Tobacco Tax: State Agencies’ Weak Administration Reduced Revenue by Millions of Dollars and Led to the Improper Use and Inadequate Disclosure of Funds.” Auditor Howle determined that the Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) did not ensure the accuracy of…

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