Category: Reports


TFAH Issues Report on Chronically Underfunded Public Health Infrastructure

This week, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) issued a report examining federal, state, and local public health funding trends, potential risks, and recommended investments and policy actions to prioritize prevention and effectively address ongoing and emerging threats. The report details significant nationwide public health challenges, including obesity, tobacco use, infectious diseases and foodborne illnesses,…

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ChangeLab Solutions Publishes Blueprint on Health Equity

ChangeLab Solutions recently released “A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy,” a technical guidance document that provides an overview of a novel approach to reducing health inequities. Through legal and policy strategies for policymakers, public health practitioners, and community members, the blueprint is intended to support jurisdictions in dismantling systemic barriers…

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CMS Issues 2019 Open Enrollment Report, Finds Decreased Healthcare Enrollment Across U.S.

On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its Health Insurance Exchanges 2019 Open Enrollment Report, finding that approximately 11.4 million consumers selected or were automatically reenrolled in coverage during the 2019 enrollment period. This figure is a decrease from 11.8 million consumers during the 2018 enrollment period. 24 percent of…

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ITUP Issues 2019 Update to County Medically Indigent Programs Report

The Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) released a 2019 update to their report on county medically indigent programs (MIA) on Thursday. This report is intended to provide an overview, background, and history of county MIA programs, as well as financing and current challenges with programs. Included in this year’s update is a conclusion that county…

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ITUP Publishes Two Briefs on Future of Health Coverage in California

This week, the Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) published two major briefs on the future of health reform in California: “Mapping the Future of Medi-Cal” and “Mapping the Future of Individual Health Insurance.” Both reports offer basic background information and focus on significant upcoming issues likely to engage policymakers and stakeholders over the coming years….

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CBPC Releases Data Brief on California’s Undocumented Adult Health Coverage, Finds Most Low-Income Adults Lack Coverage

The California Budget & Policy Center (CBPC) this week released a data brief on undocumented California adults and health coverage, finding that nearly nine in 10 undocumented adults with low incomes lack coverage. Only approximately three percent of undocumented low-income adults had public coverage and approximately seven percent had private coverage; the remaining approximately 89…

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NASEM Issues Report on Opioid Treatment Access and Barriers

On Wednesday, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) issued a report on opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment options, finding that despite the fact that the three U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications are safe and effective, most individuals who could benefit from the treatments do not receive them. Further, the report…

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State Auditor Releases Report on Preventive Services for Medi-Cal Children

On Thursday, California State Auditor Elaine Howle released a report, “Department of Health Care Services: Millions of Children in Medi-Cal Are Not Receiving Preventive Health Services.” The audit report determined that an average of 2.4 million children in Medi-Cal per year did not receive all required preventive health services between FY 2013-14 and FY 2017-18….

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CDPH Publishes Violence Prevention Data Brief

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently published “Preventing Violence in California Data Brief 1: Overview of Homicide and Suicide Deaths in California” which presents information on violent deaths in the state through a broad overview of the prevalence and burden of homicides and suicides. The resource was developed to inform and support continuing…

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