As the U.S. health care system undergoes a dramatic transformation, there is a clear sense of what needs to be accomplished – lower costs, higher quality, heightened consumer focus – and a far more tenuous grasp on the processes and mechanisms for achieving such sweeping changes. This report outlines the six dimensions of support that are needed by primary care providers to ensure successful delivery of care.
The primary care crisis is not only an opportunity to rethink the role of the primary care physician, but an opportunity to redesign the current model of primary care.This report outlines some of the significant changes that are underway in both technology and society that point toward a radically different notion of primary care for the future.
Patient empowerment and engagement are central to achieving more efficient care models and improved health outcomes. This survey tested some of the basic principles of patient-centered care from the perspective of low-income Californians, producing essential data on how to create a patient population that is actively involved in their own care.
This report, prepared by the the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, focuses on the millions of Californians who are predicted to remain uninsured after the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.
As part of their training, graduates of the Clinic Leadership Institute's Emerging Leaders program implement customized leadership projects. These projects address real organizational needs and serve as hands-on learning experiences. This report highlights lessons and outcomes from these projects.
Blue Shield of California Foundation invested in this report to evaluate community health centers that received core operating support in 2010 and 2011. The report highlights key trends among California community health centers and their capacity to serve uninsured patients. The data within the report contributes to a growing body of knowledge about how health centers in California are changing over time.
Large numbers of low-income Californians seek a more personalized healthcare experience – a connection, when established, that offers compelling benefits for patients and their care facilities. Fortunately, new routes to connected are opening. The current shortfall in connectedness is clear in this statewide survey of low-income Californians conducted by Langer Research Associates. Eighty percent this it is important to have someone at their place of care “who knows you pretty well,” but just 38 percent say there is such a person there now.
Participants in The Clinic Leadership Institute’s Emerging Leaders Program move on to more advanced careers, higher salaries, and increased recognition as leaders within the health centers where they work. This report looks at the outcomes and successes of the Emerging Leaders program to date.
This report, prepared by Viewpoint Learning, explores the significant challenges and opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and what changes community health centers will need to make if they are to thrive in this new landscape.
Shasta Community Health Center (SCHC) has enhanced its capacity to meet the needs of a growing patient population by adopting Electronic Health Records (EHR), putting SCHC at the forefront of integrating systems to promote efficiency for its clinical staff and to provide high quality care for its patients. To address an unanticipated outcome of EHR adoption, the extra burden of work placed on clinicians, SCHC piloted an EHR scribe model which is evaluated in this report.