The mission of the Center for Connected Health Policy is to influence policy to improve health care delivery through telehealth. CCHP works to identify and promote practice pattern, policy, regulatory, and statutory change that will maximize the ability of telehealth to improve health outcomes and care delivery.
A health care delivery system where telehealth technologies are essential tools for improving health care access, quality, and efficiency.
- To ensure that telehealth is understood and promoted by policy makers, providers, payors, and practitioners as an effective means of improving access, quality, and efficiency of California’s health care delivery system.
- To identify and advocate for the removal of systemic policy and practice barriers that prevent the integration of telehealth technologies into California’s health and health care systems.
- To make California a national model for robust and appropriate integration of telehealth technologies.
History and Funders
The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) created CCHP as a centralized policy resource to help spur broad statewide adoption of telehealth technologies. CHCF provides funding for CCHP operations and the Specialty Care Safety Net Initiative, a statewide demonstration program that will use telehealth technologies to connect patients of safety net clinics statewide with medical specialists at four University of California medical centers.
The California Endowment supports CCHP research efforts in identifying policy barriers to telehealth implementation.
CCHP is a program of the Public Health Institute (PHI). Since 1964, PHI has developed and conducted programs and projects of every size-some with local and many with national and international impact. PHI’s aim is to prevent disease and disability, promote personal and community health, and improve quality of life. PHI is one of the largest nonprofit public health organizations in the nation, providing comprehensive program resources to state and federal agencies as well as private foundations.