CHPR is happy to announce that Monica Steinhart has joined our staff as the Administrative Manager. Monica D. Steinhart has worked for UC Davis since November 1997, 20 years. Her career started in the Department of Psychiatry, as an Administrative Assistant II for their Residency Program. From there she worked on the Davis Campus in Mrak Hall in the Campus Administrative Offices. In 2002 she became the MSO of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. She then moved on to work in the Business Office of the Cancer Center Clinical Trials Unit. During the 8 years before she joined CHPR, Ms. Steinhart worked as a UCD contract employee of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). There she managed the CDC-funded Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grants.
Ms. Steinhart is engaged to be married (Jason), no date has been set, and has one daughter, Maya, who will be a senior in high school next academic year. She is a great lover of animals and the outdoors.
New CHPR Issue Brief (PDF) to Inform Medi-Cal Budget-related Decision-making
Karen Shore, Ph.D., and Patricia Powers, M.P.A., with the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research’s Center for Health Decisions, analyzed the impacts on the state’s Medi-Cal program budget of various revenue-generating and expenditure-reducing policies enacted in California over the course of the last decade (full story here). The analysis provides valuable lessons in how to maintain this core public program that provides health insurance coverage to 13.5 million Californians.