The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) recently released a clinic financial primer titled Maintaining Clinic Financial Stability: Navigating Change, Leveraging Opportunities. The report describes the factors shaping the future of California clinics as they seek to leverage opportunities in a changing delivery system that is facing huge financial pressures. The resource is a handy reference for individuals less familiar with the funding environment of clinics.
Findings from the report offer individual and collective strategies to help clinics achieve financial stability. Since the clinic-funding environment is fluid, Dr. Annette Gardner acknowledges the piece as a work in progress and plans to update the report after the November elections.
The report is a part of a collection of issue briefs produced by a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley; the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of California, San Francisco; and researchers from The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy at UCSF.
The partnership, known as the University of California Health Care Safety Net Research Collaborative, is supported by a grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation. The work of the Collaborative has helped assess the impact of health reform on providers serving low-income populations.
For more information on the Safety Net Research Collaborative, click here.
The full report on clinic financing can be accessed here.