Category: Reports


CHCF Issues Naloxone Access Options Guide

This week, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) issued a guide detailing access options for stakeholders can find or purchase naloxone for their organizations. The two-page chart includes access for local health departments, behavioral health departments, first responders, Medi-Cal beneficiaries, and others. Included in the guide is information on the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project…

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LAO Publishes 1991 Realignment Report

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) recently released its long-awaited report, “Rethinking the 1991 Realignment,” which examines the impacts of recent changes to 1991 Realignment, including the impact of the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) agreement that was reached in 2017. The report details the history of 1991 Realignment, discusses increased program…

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California County Children’s Well-Being Scorecard Released

The 2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being was released this week. The report, published by Children Now, is an interactive report that details a comprehensive snapshot of how children are faring in each of California’s 58 counties over time and by race and ethnicity. The scorecard features indicators across four domains of health, education,…

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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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