Category: Reports


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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NASHP Releases Toolkit on Older Adult Aging in Place Strategies

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently released a toolkit highlighting state initiatives to help older adults in rural communities age in place by increasing services that help people remain in their homes, expanding and professionalizing the caregiver workforce, improving transportation access and services, and making delivery system reforms within Medicaid programs. The…

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Report Released Detailing First-Ever National Recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure

Recently, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) released the first-ever national recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure, a collaborative effort among an advisory panel of experts and stakeholders. The guidelines detail essential infrastructure elements for advancing state suicide prevention efforts, including elements to assist policy leaders and officials assess the status of their current infrastructure…

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NASEM Report Urges Consideration of Social Needs in Health Delivery to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Disparities

In a new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), finds five overarching goals and associated recommendations for health systems, government agencies, and related entities should implement to better integrate patients’ social needs into health care delivery. The report, Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream…

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CDC Publishes Series of Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Resources

Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a series of resources on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, targeted at a variety of audiences, including public health practitioners, local health departments, and communities. The CDC’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program has made the following resources available: What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s…

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