A Data Driven Approach to Understanding Factors Contributing to Health Inequity
In order to better understand whether, and to what extent, specific patient and health center characteristics influence health equity (including access to care and health outcomes) among various sub-populations of patients, Capital Link, with the assistance of HealthLandscape and funded by Cedars-Sinai, conducted a data-driven analysis of more than 100 factors for the 58 federally qualified health center (FQHC) members of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) for the period of 2017-2020. (Released 2022)
Health Center Financial Strength and Health Inequities: A Study of Los Angeles-Based FQHCs
This publication is a summary of a data-driven analysis, conducted by Capital Link with the assistance of HealthLandscape and funded by Cedars-Sinai, of more than 100 factors for the 58 FQHC members of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) for the period of 2017-2020. The full report may be accessed here. (Released 2022)
Risky Business: California Health Centers Weakened by the COVID-19 Pandemic Prepare for the Future
This report, supported by the California Health Care Foundation and authored by Capital Link and Aurrera Health Group, summarizes policy options that have the potential to improve FQHC stability, address health equity, and ensure access to a broader range of services in the long term.
Financial Impact of COVID-19 on California Federally Qualified Health Centers - Infographic
Created with support from the California Health Care Foundation, this infographic highlights California FQHCs’ net projected losses from April through December 2020, after taking into account critical federal support made available through December 2020.
Holding On: How California’s Health Centers Adapted Operations and Care for Patients During the Pandemic
This issue brief, supported by the California Health Care Foundation and authored by Capital Link and Aurrera Health Group, identifies several key factors that enabled California’s health centers to manage the financial strain exacerbated by the pandemic while continuing to serve patients at a time when accessing health care involved new and unanticipated challenges.
The Pandemic’s Financial Impact on California’s Community Health Centers: Largest Centers Suffer Significant Losses
As a follow-up to the analysis of the Financial Impact of COVID-19 on California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers, this issue brief, supported by the California Health Care Foundation and authored by Capital Link, evaluates whether the size, number of sites, payer mix, service mix, or location may have created a differential financial impact on specific groups of centers.
California Federally Qualified Health Centers: Financial & Operational Performance Analysis, 2016-2019
Performance Benchmarking Toolkit for California Health Centers
Updated in 2020, this toolkit helps health centers more effectively track performance, understand key drivers and incorporate operational insights for sustainability.
Tracking Social Determinants of Health: Health Center Reporting of Non-Health Related Services in the Uniform Data System
Supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, this baseline analysis measures health center efforts to impact the non-clinical dimensions of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).
Analysis of the Financial Sustainability of Rural Health Centers in Northeastern California
Supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, this analysis highlights the unique challenges confronting frontier and rural health centers and offers ideas for strengthening operations.