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Changes in Suicide in California from 2017 to 2021: A Population-Based Study
Examines suicide trends in California in 2020 and 2021 compared to pre-COVID-19 pandemic years. Includes suicide mortality data broken down by sex, education, race, age, method, and rural versus urban location. Discusses the burden of suicide trends by specific demographic groups.
Author(s): Julia J. Lund, Elizabeth Tomsich, Julia P. Schleimer, Veronica A. Pear
Citation: Injury Epidemiology, 10, 19
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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California Federally Qualified Health Center Alternative Payment Model Implementation Guide
Provides an overview on how the California Federally Qualified Health Center Alternative Payment Model (FQHC APM) may impact FQHCs and how facilities can prepare for the transition. Discusses the financial impact of the FQHC APM and assists facilities and staff in setting priorities, determining staffing needs, understanding necessary data collection, building staff competencies, and more.
Author(s): Greg Howe, Karla Silverman, Rob Houston
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: California Health Care Foundation, Center for Health Care Strategies
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Characteristics of California's EMT and Paramedic Workforce
Provides an overview of the emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic workforce in California, including trends, estimated size, geographic distribution, employment and demographic characteristics, educational pipeline, and more. Provides county-level maps of actively certified EMTS to population ratios, actively licensed paramedics to population ratios, and EMT and paramedic training programs.
Author(s): Tim Bates, Janet Coffman
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthforce Center at UCSF
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Building the Future Behavioral Health Workforce: California Needs Assessment
Provides an overview of California's behavioral health workforce, such as the health professions education pipeline and recruitment and retention of the workforce. Includes county-level data on the ratio of licensed behavioral health professionals per 100,000 residents in Table B.2.
Author(s): Janet Coffman, Margaret Fix
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Behavioral Health Directors Association - California
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Health Workforce Research Data Center: Annual Report to the Legislature, January 2023
Provides an overview on education, employment, supply and demand, educational pipeline, and workforce shortages related to healthcare in California. Provides data on several healthcare occupations such as nursing, oral health, behavioral health, allied health, and more, broken down by race/ethnicity and California region.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Department of Health Care Access and Information
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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – California Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in California in Fiscal Year 2022. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Teledentistry Trends in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Reviews the use of teledentistry during and following the COVID-19 pandemic in California, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and examines reimbursement issues and supports needed to enhance dental care in a post-COVID-19 world. Mentions rural throughout.
Author(s): Miranda Werts, Prashanta Patel, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Mental Health in California: Waiting for Care
Reports on mental health statistics in California, including disease prevalence, treatment provider supply and utilization, and mental health in the criminal justice system. Offers county-level maps of suicide rates and adult and child/adolescent acute psychiatric inpatient beds.
Additional links: Mental Health in California Almanac, 2022 - Charts (ZIP), Mental Health in California Almanac, 2022 - Quick Reference Guide
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Substance Use in California: Prevalence and Treatment
Reports on substance use and addiction in the state of California, offering data on trends over several periods of time by type of substance, age, race/ethnicity, and more. Includes emergency department visits and county-level data on opioid overdose deaths and location of treatment programs.
Additional links: Substance Use in California Almanac, 2022 - Charts (ZIP), Substance Use in California Almanac, 2022 - Quick Reference Guide
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Rural Household Food Insecurity among Latino Immigrants during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Investigates impacts of COVID-19 on food insecurity among Latino immigrant families in rural areas of California. Utilizes interviews from 31 participants to examine barriers to food access including transportation, school closures, and lack of convenience. Discusses mitigation efforts related to food insecurity such as government and charitable programs.
Author(s): Denise Diaz Payán, Fabiola Perez-Lua, Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young
Citation: Nutrients, 14(13)
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 3/27/2023