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​Health Disparities in the Medi-Cal Population: Fact Sheets

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The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) produces a series of one-page fact sheets, titled Health Disparities in the Medi-Cal Population. The fact sheets provide a snapshot of the health of Medi-Cal members from various backgrounds, compared to the state population, so that health organizations, government officials, policymakers, and advocates can better understand possible disparities.

The fact sheets are organized by the priorities of the DHCS Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care. The first six priorities are very similar to those in the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care since they are relevant to public- and private-sector care delivery across many patient populations. The seventh priority, “Eliminate Health Disparities,” represents a cross-cutting commitment to eliminate disparities due to race/ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, geography, and many other factors. 

DHCS elected to use the 39 health indicators in the Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force Final Report, as a starting point for the fact sheets. There are also fact sheets on quality measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Adult Medicaid Quality Grant. The topics include a range of health issues. In the future, more health topics will be examined such as smoking among adolescents and adults, diabetes prevalence, and hospice enrollment. In addition, other social strata and groups will be explored.

Background on the Medi-Cal Population

Health Disparities Fact Sheets

 

Explore individual fact sheets below, organized by DHCS Quality Strategy priority and topic area. Some fact sheets fit within one priority while others might cut across two or more priorities. All fact sheets address the seventh priority, to eliminate health disparities.

​Improve Patient Safety

Deliver Effective, Efficient, Affordable Care

Engage Persons & Families in Their Health

  • Coming December 2017!

 

 

Enhance Communication & Coordination of Care

 

 

Foster Healthy Communities

 

 

Last modified on: 8/29/2017 9:34 AM