Welcome to California Health Equity

California Health Equity (CHE) is a resource center that supports efforts to improve the health of California’s diverse communities. Read More…

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A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

HHS has released an updated version of a self-directed training course designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. With growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in health and about the need for health care systems to accommodate increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and more a matter of national concern. This e-learning program will equipRead More…

A New Look at Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use among Adults

SAMHSA has released a new report by researchers who looked at how often adults in different racial and ethnic groups sought mental health services in the past year. The report uses combined 2008 to 2012 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) to present nationally representative estimates of mental health service utilization among adults aged 18Read More…

Ethnic Health Assessment for African Americans in California

This report contains a wealth of information and resources for anyone advocating for the positive health outcomes for the African American community in California. It was funded by the California Endowment as part of the Ethnic Health Assessment Project, which elicited reports on Latinos, African Americans, Asian-Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans, the four largest communities of color in the state.Read More…

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Reducing the Complexity of Chronic Conditions

Reducing the Complexity of Chronic Conditions

Just 5% of the population accounts for 50% of medical spending. In her monthly message, Dr. Sandra R. Hernandez, the President and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, ponders what it means to provide care for those people with chronic complex conditions. As one of CHCF’s goals, ensuring high-value care, Dr. Hernandez describes one population that utilizes a disproportionateRead More…