Want a quick look at some of the issues that CHCF is working on? We’ve curated these collections of our research and analyses related to recent developments and topics of current interest.
Webinar Series — Support for Hospital Opioid Use Treatment (Project SHOUT)
Hospitalizations for people with opioid use disorder represent an ideal time to start treatment. Project SHOUT helps hospitals start buprenorphine and methadone services, with coaching from UCSF specialists.
Most Popular Publications: January 2018
If 2017 was anything to go by, 2018 will be an active year for health care legislation at both the state and federal level. CHCF visitors in the first month of the year were looking for information on spending, costs, and the shape of California's public insurance system: vital data for navigating uncertainty.
Health Implications of the Tax Bill
ACA/Health Reform, Insurance Coverage, Medi-Cal
The federal tax bill passed and signed into law in December 2017 will have major consequences for health care. It repeals the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, which is projected to increase the number of uninsured in California by as much as 1.8 million in 2025. It also could lead to major cuts to Medicaid.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Behavioral Health, Opioid Safety
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction combines medication with behavioral health services. It has been shown to not only save lives but also increase recovery rates. Still, today only 1 in 10 of those who need this treatment can access it. CHCF is working to increase the availability of MAT across the health care system. Here are some of our recent MAT resources.