CHCD is pleased to share links to our publications and reports.
2016 - Working with the Statewide Workgroup on Reducing Overuse, this project involved 117 Medi-Cal, Covered California, and CalPERS members in discussions on strategies for reducing overuse.
2014 - A summary of the findings from a pilot project on the views of the public regarding various actions to reduce the overuse of ineffective or unnecessary medical interventions.
2014 – 810 current and future Medicare beneficiaries, healthcare professionals and community leaders in California offered their insights on how Medicare can best meet the needs of future generations. A 4-page Executive Summary is also available.
2013 – As a sub-contractor to AIR, CHCD worked on this national 3-year AHRQ-funded grant to learn how the general public responds to the use of evidence in healthcare decision making. Executive Summary: Community Forum Deliberative Methods Demonstration, Evaluating Effectiveness and Eliciting Public Views on Use of Evidence
2012 - Uninsured Californians consider the fairest way to structure health plan cost-sharing when trying to meet the needs of many Californians.
2012 - Employees discuss V-BID options for encouraging high-value health care and discouraging low-value care.
2010 - Californians prioritize four IOM hospital quality domains to help guide corrective actions by California hospitals.
2009 - 1200 Californians identify the medical situations that are most essential for healthcare coverage and those that are not.
2007 - Developing health coverage with a limited budget, uninsured Californians convey their coverage priorities and trade-offs.
2006 - Northern Californians construct a lower-cost health plan for the uninsured, identifying key aspects of minimum coverage.
2006 - Consumers judge when it is appropriate to deny coverage if the expense of treatment greatly exceeds the benefit.
2004 - Medi-Cal beneficiaries convey their views and priorities about Medi-Cal coverage in the face of budget cuts.
2003 - Public and private sector employees weigh in on their healthcare coverage -- and find ways to compromise.
2001 - Physicians and consumers have different views on medical treatment that offers small benefits at high costs.
1997 - Sacramento Area consumers and health professionals collaborate on how to improve care at the end of life.
- When the Price Is Not Right: State Options on Prescription Drug Pricing (Ginsburg M, Durbin S, Hoch J, Perez S, Ritley D), California Health Care Foundation, 2016
- Be Prepared: Reducing Nursing Home Transfers Near End of Life (Glasmire K, Kerr K), California HealthCare Foundation Issue Brief, March 2011
- Value-Based Insurance Design: Consumers' Views on Paying More for High-Cost, Low-Value Care (Ginsburg M), Health Affairs, November 2010
- Experience in the United States With Public Deliberation About Health Insurance Benefits Using the Small Group Exercise, CHAT (Danis M, Ginsburg M, Goold S), Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, July/Sept 2010
- Value Proposition: The Role of Cost-Effectiveness in Coverage Decisions (Gold M, Bryan S, Ginsburg M, Sofaer S), California HealthCare Foundation, November 2009
- The New POLST Form (Glasmire K), Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine, September/October 2009
- Balancing Act: Creating a Sustainable Health Care Benefits Package (Ginsburg M), New America Foundation, November 2007
- Enhancing Employee Capacity to Prioritize Health Insurance Benefits (Danis M, Goold, SD, Parise C Ginsburg M), Health Expectations, July 2007
- Designing Coverage: Uninsured Californians Weigh the Options (Ginsburg M, Glasmire K), California HealthCare Foundation Issue Brief, June 2007
- (De)constructing Basic Benefits: Citizens Define The Limits of Coverage (Ginsburg M, Goold S, Danis M), Health Affairs, November/December 2006
- Rearranging the Deck Chairs (Ginsburg M), Health Affairs, November/December 2006 (page 9)
- The Coverage Priorities of Disabled Adult Medi-Cal Beneficiaries (Danis M, Ginsburg M), J Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, August 2006
- Improving End-of-Life Care in Nursing Facilities: The Community State Partnership to Improve End-of-Life Care - California (Hill T, Ginsburg M, Citko J, Cadogan M), J Palliative Medicine, April 2005
- Cost-Effectiveness: Will the Public Buy It or Balk? (Ginsburg M), Health Affairs, Web Exclusive, March 2004
- Hospital Tiering: How Will It Play in Peoria? (Ginsburg M), Health Affairs, Web Exclusive, March 2003
- A survey of physician attitudes and practices concerning cost-effectiveness in patient care (Ginsburg M, Kravitz R, Sandberg W), West J Med, December 2000
- Medical Futility and End-of-Life Care: An Inter-Organizational Approach (Ginsburg M) HEC Forum, Volume 11, Number 2, June 1999 , pp. 176-191(16)
Electronic and Print Media
- October 22, 2014. VIDEO from V-BID Summit 2014: Panel Discussion: Aligning Clinician and Consumer Incentives with Clinical Evidence
- November 19, 2014. California Healthline: When Will We See Vision Coverage in the ACA's Exchanges?
- November 13, 2014. Health Affairs: Reforming Medicare: What Does the Public Want?
- October 20, 2014. The Hastings Center: Re-Designing Medicare.
- September 23, 2014. Kaiser Health News: How to Fix Medicare? Ask The Public.
- September 22, 2014. Washington Health Policy Week in Review: Consumers Favor Many Coverage Changes in a Medicare Overhaul.
- September 19, 2014. AEI/Brookings co-hosted a DC briefing on MedCHAT.
- September 12, 2014. California Health line: Report - Many Californians Support Changes to Medicare.
- September 11, 2014. Sacramento Business Journal. Californians Propose Major Changes to Medicare.
- May 30, 2014. Sacramento Business Journal: Citizens tackle Medicare funding debate.
- May 23, 2014. Sacramento Business Journal: It's time to consider value in health care.
- March 22, 2013. Sacramento Business Journal: Group wants to hear from seniors about future of Medicare.
- January 9, 2013. Center for Advancing Health - Prepared Patient Forum - Comparative Effectiveness Research.
Part of a series of interviews between CFAH President and Founder Jessie Gruman and patient and consumer group leaders about their experiences with and attitudes toward comparative effectiveness research.
CHCD is often invited to state and national meetings and conferences to present and discuss its work related to healthcare reform or improving end-of-life care. The more recent presentations are listed below:
- American Society on Aging annual conference. Identifying the public’s coverage priorities for re-designing Medicare. San Diego, March 2014.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality webinar Facilitating Deliberative Discussion Groups. June 2013.
- Institute of Medicine: Partnering with Patients to Drive Shared Decisions, Better Value, and Care Improvement, Washington DC, Feb. 2013
- California Health Benefit Exchange Board of Directors Meeting. Sacramento, June 2012
- Insuring the Uninsured Conference: Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Essential Health Benefits. Sacramento, February 2012.
- Calif. Association of Physicians Groups Conference: ACOs: but how will they play in Peoria? Palm Springs, May 2011
- Health Affairs Issue Briefing: Designing Insurance To Improve Value In Health Care . Washington, DC, November 2010
- Roundtable discussion with MedPAC staff re. consumer views on high- and low-value medical care. Washington, DC, September 2010
- Center for Health Improvement Health Policy Forum: Leveraging Public Reports of Health Care Provider Performance to Improve Quality. Sacramento, November 2009
- AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting: Citizens' Priorities for Healthcare Coverage. Chicago, June 2009
- Association of Health Care Journalists Annual Meeting: Explaining Costs in Health Stories. Seattle, April 2009
- AARP/Consumers Union, Solutions Forum: What Do Consumers Have To Gain From Comparative Effectiveness Information? Panel on Patient and Consumer Perspectives. Wash DC, October 2008
- State Coverage Initiatives, Summer Workshop for State Officials. Using CHAT to identify citizens’ coverage priorities. San Francisco, August 2008.
- AcademyHealth, Annual Research Meeting. Panel on comparative effectiveness: What does this mean to citizens? Washington DC, June 2008.
- National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices. Conference on Defining Benefit Packages in Health Reform. Lunch speaker: How Consumers View Benefit Design. Philadelphia, March 2008.
- New America Foundation, Capitol Briefing. Health Insurance: What Should Everyone Be Covered For? Washington DC, November, 2007.
- California HealthCare Foundation, Capitol Briefing. Designing Coverage: Uninsured Californians Weigh the Options, Sacramento, July 2007.
- Integrated HealthCare Association, Webinar, The Role of the Citizen Voice in Reducing Overuse, May 2016.
- California HealthCare Foundation Fall Alumni Meeting, The Public as Policy Makers in Overuse, September 2016.
- Executive Fellows California State University Sacramento, CHAT, Sacramento, October 2016.
- Swedish Hospital Palliative Care Conference. Community Process to Improve Care at the End of Life, 2010.
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. End-of-life Issues in the Workplace, audio web seminar, 2008.
- Final Journeys conference panel. Death and Dying – Is It a Personal Journey, 2007.
- American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging workshop. The Clinical Realities and Advance Care Conversations That Count, 2006.
- National Rallying Points conference. Working with Faith Communities on End-of-Life Issues, 2003.
- Rallying Points Leadership Development Workshop. Leadership Update from the Front Lines—Engaging Leaders from California’s Latino and Chinese Communities, 2003.
- National Health Ministries Association Annual Meeting. Helping People Prepare, 2002.
- California Hospice Foundation Annual Meeting. Taking Care of our Communities: Working with Moyers’ On Our Own Terms, 2001.
- KQED San Francisco. Panelist, Difficult Decisions, 2000.