Policy Brief

Issue at a Glance

IHPL periodically develops briefs on current issues with a special focus on oral health, hunger, and mental/behavioral health.  We hope that our “Issue At A Glance” will inform our readers and spark a dialogue among stakeholders to better promote health and prevent disease. To access previous issues, please visit our archive. 

Issue Briefs

July 2021. The Future of Medi-Cal: CalAIM

California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) aims to improve health outcomes of Medi-Cal enrollees by focusing on population health, person-centered care, and streamlined processes. This issue brief reviews CalAIM's guiding principles, primary goals, and whole-person approach.

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February 2021. Food Insecurity among University Students

Compared to the general population, university students in the United States face a higher burden of food insecurity, which negatively affects their physical, mental, emotional and academic wellbeing. This brief reviews the reasons for food insecurity among university students, the barriers they face and possible solutions to this critical issue.

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