California HealthCare Foundation


CHCF advocates for healthcare reform to serve low-income individuals.
chcf.org

Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: CHCF
Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

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.

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