California HealthCare Foundation

CHCF advocates for healthcare reform to serve low-income individuals.
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Primary geographic focus: California Statewide
Organization Type: Media, Research/Policy/Organizing
Tags: Disability: Mental Health, Health Care
Acronym or short name: CHCF

The California HealthCare Foundation works to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.

CHCF informs policymakers and industry leaders, invests in ideas and innovations, and connects with changemakers to create a more responsive, patient-centered health care system.

CHCF supports the testing and evaluation of innovative approaches to improving care. They also commission research and analysis that policymakers, clinical leaders, payers, consumers, and the media depend on to better understand California’s complex delivery system, in service of three overarching goals:

1. Improving Access to Coverage and Care for Low-Income Californians

  • Drawing upon expertise in Medi-Cal, public policy, commercial and safety-net health plans and providers, and emerging service delivery and IT innovations, CHCF seeks to expand access.

2. Ensuring High-Value Care

  • CHCF supports policies and care models that align with patient preferences, are proven effective, and are affordable.

3. Easily accessible, timely, and reliable information that is effectively used can help spur positive change.

  • CHCF reports and analysis supply policymakers, researchers, and thought leaders with critical trend data about the cost and quality of California’s health care system. This work, coupled with initiatives that seek to unlock government health data, provides changemakers with the information necessary to make well-informed choices that may ultimately lead to improved health care for all Californians.


News Story

Judge Could End Federal Oversight of California Prison Health Care

California HealthCare Foundation
March 11, 2015
California prison health care system leaves federal oversight on the condition that performance continues to improve.

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