Community Publications

County Marks Opening of Behavioral Health Center
Santa Cruz Sentinel
December 2019

Central California Alliance for Health grants program contributed $2.5 million to the South County Behavioral Health centers new office building in Watsonville. The center provides substance use disorder services, walk-in crisis help, occupational therapy services, a team for transition-age youth and older adults, and other health services.

County Marks Opening of Behavioral Health Center

California Health Insurers: Two Years After Reform
California Health Care Almanac
California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)
April 2017

The study “California Health Insurers: Two Years After Reform” by the California Health Care Foundation provides a snapshot of the insurance market in California from 2014-2015. Included in the discussion on Medi-Cal managed care, the Alliance is referenced on pages 34, 51 and 57.

Access CHCF's California Health Care Almanac website here.

Access the full Almanac report here.

California Health Insurers: Two Years After Reform provides a snapshot of the insurance market in California at the end of 2015. Dramatic expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014 and 2015 brought more enrollment and premium dollars to California's insurers. Over half of Californians have private health insurance — purchasing it individually or getting it through their employer. California's health insurers provide coverage for these individuals as well as those enrolled in Medicare and Medi-Cal managed care plans. Data from the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), the California Department of Insurance (CDI), and other sources were used to examine market share, enrollment, financial performance, public coverage, and consumer satisfaction.

The Circle Expands: Understanding Medi-Cal Coverage of Mild-to-Moderate Mental Health Conditions
Sponsored by: California Health Care Foundation
August 2016
Issue Brief

Merced County 2016 Community Health Assessment
Prepared by Merced County Department of Public Health
July 2016
(*Please note: The Alliance is referenced throughout)

Santa Cruz County Community Assessment Project
Sponsored by: The United Way of Santa Cruz County
Funded by: Applied Survey Research

The Community Assessment Project (CAP) is a multi-year initiative to measure and improve the quality of life in Santa Cruz County. Specific activities have included quality-of-life indicator creation, in-depth telephone surveys (conducted in English and Spanish) of over 700 local residents annually, extensive data compilation and analysis, and facilitation of a collaborative of over thirty community organizations.

2016 CAP Comprehensive Report

2015 CAP Comprehensive Report

• You may view individual sections and previous reports here. Note that the Alliance is featured under "Health" > "Health Insurance" > "Low-Income Health".

Santa Cruz County: A Community Roadmap to Collective Mental Health Wellness
Santa Cruz County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Needs and Gaps Analysis: Part I (August 2015)
*The Alliance is referenced on p. 4, 26, 37

A Tested Model Promoting Quality and Cost Effectiveness Locally
California Association of Health Insuring Organizations (CAHIO) 2014

California's Local Community Health Plans:
A Story of Cost Savings, Quality Improvement, and Community Leadership

January 2010
Funded by: The California Endowment
Prepared by:Tim Reilly, Bobbie Wunsch and Steven Krivit; Pacific Health Consulting Group


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