Category: Reports


Little Hoover Commission Releases Report on Denti-Cal Program

The Little Hoover Commission, California’s independent state oversight agency, recently released a report which reviewed the state’s Denti-Cal program and the services provided to beneficiaries. The report focused primarily on services delivered to children and found that the program has fallen short of providing dental care to millions of eligible Californians. The Little Hoover Commission…

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CHCF Issues Publication on Substance Use in California

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) recently issued its first California Health Care Almanac publication titled, “Substance Use in California: A Look at Addiction and Treatment.” The report uses the most recent data available to provide an overview of substance use and addiction in the state, and details prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD), use…

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CDPH Reports Valley Fever Cases Continued to Rise in 2017

In a report released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the highest annual number of new Valley Fever cases in California was reported in 2017. Between January and December 2017, 7,466 new cases of Valley Fever were reported to CDPH, marking the highest annual incidence reported in the state since Valley Fever became…

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CDPH Releases End of Life Option Act Annual Report

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released the 2017 End of Life Option Act Annual Report. Recall, the End of Life Option Act became law in June 2016 and allows qualified individuals diagnosed with a terminal disease to obtain and self-administer aid-in-dying drugs. CDPH is required to report annually the number of prescriptions…

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CDPH and Partners Release Statewide Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), and the Public Health Institute (PHI) released a comprehensive statewide review of maternal deaths from 2002-2007, offering key insights to improving care and strategies to further reduce preventable maternal mortality. The report determined that California has experienced a significant…

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RWJF Releases Annual National Health Security Preparedness Index Scores

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in collaboration with the University of Kentucky, recently released its annual National Health Security Preparedness Index which identifies strengths and weaknesses in the protections needed to keep individuals safe and healthy in the event of a large-scale public health emergency. The Index combines a series of measures from various…

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TFAH Publishes Issue Brief on Alcohol, Drug, and Suicide Crises

This week, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) published an updated issue brief detailing how public health and education sectors can work together to address the nationwide alcohol, drug, and suicide crises. The brief builds upon the existing Pain in the Nation report released last year which projected deaths from drugs, alcohols, and suicides could…

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Prevention Institute Publishes Brief on Health Inequities

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Prevention Institute released a brief titled, “Countering the Production of Health Inequities through Systems and Sectors.” The brief examines a series of determinants of health, their connections to health and safety, and inequities in health and wellbeing outcomes. To better understand the origination of health…

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