How is California Doing?

Together we are tracking and driving progress to improve the health of our state.

Check Out the Status of All the Indicators

The California statewide indicator outcomes for each goal area are included on the progress dashboard below. Further details (including data by county or by demographics) are included on each indicator’s individual page.

Indicator status (movement toward or away from the target) is indicated by color.

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Infant Mortality

In 2010 (baseline year), there were 4.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. The most recent rate available is 4.2 (2017). We hope to reach a target of 4.0 or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

4.9

Current Rate

4.2

Target

4.0

Cesarean Births

In 2012 (baseline year), the NTSV Cesarean Birth Rate was 27.0%. The most recent rate available is 23.4% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 23.9% or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

27.0%

Current Rate

23.4%

Target

23.9%

Child Vaccination Rates

In 2010 (baseline year), 54.1% of children ages 19-35 months were up-to-date on vaccinations. The most recent data available show 68.6% (2017). We hope to reach a target of 80.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

54.1%

Current Rate

68.6%

Target

80.0%

Children Overweight or Obese (5th Graders)

In 2013 (baseline year), 40.5% of fifth grade students were overweight or obese for their age . The most recent data available show 40.1% (2017). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

40.5%

Current Rate

40.1%

Target

TBD

Children Overweight or Obese (7th Graders)

In 2013 (baseline year), 37.2% of seventh grade students were overweight or obese for their age The most recent data available show 38.2% (2017). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

37.2%

Current Rate

38.2%

Target

TBD

Children Overweight or Obese (9th Graders)

In 2013 (baseline year), 34.5% of ninth grade students were overweight or obese for their age. The most recent data available show 36.1% (2017). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

34.5%

Current Rate

36.1%

Target

TBD

Childhood Fitness (5th Graders)

In 2011 (baseline year), 25.2% of 5th graders scored 6 of 6 on the required California school FITNESSGRAM® test. The most recent data available show 23.1% (2019). We hope to reach a target of 36.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

25.2%

Current Rate

23.1%

Target

36.0%

Childhood Fitness (7th Graders)

In 2011 (baseline year), 32.1% of 7th graders scored 6 of 6 on the required California school FITNESSGRAM® test. The most recent data available show 28.2% (2019). We hope to reach a target of 46.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

32.1%

Current Rate

28.2%

Target

46.0%

Childhood Fitness (9th Graders)

In 2011 (baseline year), 36.8% of 9th graders scored 6 of 6 on the required California school FITNESSGRAM® test. The most recent data available show 33.0% (2019). We hope to reach a target of 52.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

36.8%

Current Rate

33.0%

Target

52.0%

Adolescent Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption

The 2009 (baseline year) for the percentage of teens (ages 12-17) drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages daily is 27.3%. We are at 29.4% in 2016 and hope to reach a goal of 17.0% or below by 2022.

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Baseline

27.3%

Current Rate

29.4%

Target

17.0%

Adolescent Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

In 2009 (baseline year), 19.9% of adolescents aged 12-17 met the recommended intake of fruits and vegetables (at least 5 servings per day). The most recent data available show 24.0% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 32.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

19.9%

Current Rate

24.0%

Target

32.0%

Childhood Asthma ED Visits

In 2016 (baseline year), there were 75.3 childhood asthma-related ED visits per 10,000 residents. The most recent rate available is 63.4 (2019). We hope to reach a target of 28.0 or lower by 2022.

Note: Due to the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in October 2015, comparisons cannot be made between 2015 (or earlier) and 2016 (or later). The status for this indicator is pending until an ICD-10 trend can be established.

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Childhood Asthma ED Visits

Baseline

75.3

Current Rate

63.4

Target

28.0

Adolescent Tobacco Use

In 2009-2010 (baseline year), 13.8% of adolescents smoked cigarettes in the 30 days prior to the survey. The most recent data available show 4.3% (2015). We surpassed the goal of 10.0% or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

13.8%

Current Rate

4.3%

Target

10.0%

Child Maltreatment

In 2011 (baseline year), there were 9.0 instances of child maltreatment per 1,000 children. The most recent rate available is 7.5 (2019). We hope to reach a target of 3.0 or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

9.0

Current Rate

7.5

Target

3.0

Adverse Childhood Experiences (Parent Reported)

In 2016-2019 (baseline year), 36.0% of children are exposed to one or more adverse experience (parent reported). The most recent data available (2016-2019) show 36.0%. The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

36.0%

Current Rate

36.0%

Target

TBD

Adverse Childhood Experiences (Adult Retrospective)

In 2008-2009 (baseline year), 59.0% of adults reported having been exposed to one or more adverse childhood experience before the age of 18. The most recent data available (2015) show 63.5%. We hope to reach a target of 45.0% or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

59.0%

Current Rate

63.5%

Target

45.0%

Frequency of Sad or Hopeless Feelings in Youth (7th Graders)

In 2008-2010 (baseline period), 28.0% of 7th graders had constant feelings of sadness or hopelessness. The most recent data available show 30.4% (2017-2019). We hope to reach a target of 25.0% or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

28.0%

Current Rate

30.4%

Target

25.0%

Frequency of Sad or Hopeless Feelings in Youth (9th Graders)

In 2008-2010 (baseline period), 31.0% of 9th graders had constant feelings of sadness or hopelessness. The most recent data available show 32.6% (2017-2019). We hope to reach a target of 24.0% or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

31.0%

Current Rate

32.6%

Target

24.0%

Frequency of Sad or Hopeless Feelings in Youth (11th Graders)

In 2008-2010 (baseline period), 32.0% of 11th graders had constant feelings of sadness or hopelessness. The most recent data available show 36.6% (2017-2019). We hope to reach a target of 27.0% or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

32.0%

Current Rate

36.6%

Target

27.0%

Early Reading Levels

In 2015 (baseline year), 37.0% of 3rd graders were at proficient reading levels. The most recent data available show 48.5% (2019). We hope to reach a target of 60.0% or higher by 2022.

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Early Reading Levels

The data source for this indicator changed in 2015. The baseline will therefore change to 2015 for this indicator.

Baseline

37.0%

Current Rate

48.5%

Target

60.0%

School Readiness

This indicator is under development and all values are to be determined (TBD).

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Baseline

TBD

Current Rate

TBD

Target

TBD

Adult Obesity

In 2009 (baseline year), 22.7% of adults were obese. The most recent data available show 27.1% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 11.0% or lower by 2022.

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Adult Obesity

Note: The data source has changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report as the original data source is no longer available.

Baseline

22.7%

Current Rate

27.1%

Target

11.0%

Diabetes Prevalence

The 2012 baseline for the number of adults with diabetes per 100 is 9.2. In 2018, we were at 10.4 and hope to reach 7.0 or lower by 2022

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Diabetes Prevalence

Note: The baseline has changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report due to changes in survey methodology of the data source in 2012.

Baseline

9.2

Current Rate

10.4

Target

7.0

Adult Physical Activity

In 2013 (baseline year), 69.1% of adults met physical activity recommendations. The most recent data available show 70.5% (2017). We hope to reach a target of 77.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

69.1%

Current Rate

70.5%

Target

77.0%

Adult Sugary Beverage Consumption

In 2013 (baseline year), 7.1% of adults drank two or more sugar-sweetened beverages daily. The most recent data available show 7.8% (2015). We hope to reach a target of 3.6% or lower by 2022.

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Adult Sugary Beverage Consumption

Note: The baseline has changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report due to changes in survey methodology of the data source in 2011.

Baseline

7.1%

Current Rate

7.8%

Target

3.6%

Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

In 2012 (baseline year), 28.0% of adults met the recommended intake of fruits and vegetables. Current data is pending. We hope to reach a target of 34.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

28.0%

Current Rate

Pending

Target

34.0%

Adult Tobacco Use

In 2012 (baseline year), 12.7% of adults are current smokers. The most recent data available show 9.7% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 9.0% or lower by 2022.

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Adult Tobacco Use

Note: The baseline has changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report due to changes in survey methodology of the data source in 2012.

Baseline

12.7%

Current Rate

9.7%

Target

9.0%

Adult Depression

In 2012 (baseline year), 11.7% of adults were told they had a depressive disorder. The most recent data available show 17.8% (2018). We hope to reach a target of no increase in prevalence compared to baseline by 2022.

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Baseline

11.7%

Current Rate

17.8%

Target

See text

Substance Use – Seventh Grade

The 2013-2015 (baseline year) average of seventh graders who used alcohol or drugs in the last 30 days (excluding tobacco) was 10.4%. The most recent rate available is 6.9% (2017-19). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

10.4%

Current Rate

6.9%

Target

TBD

Substance Use – Ninth Grade

The 2013-2015 (baseline year) average of ninth graders who used alcohol or drugs in the last 30 days (excluding tobacco) was 23.2%. The most recent rate available is 14.6% (2017-19). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

23.2%

Current Rate

14.6%

Target

TBD

Substance Use – Eleventh Grade

The 2013-2015 (baseline year) average of eleventh graders who used alcohol or drugs in the last 30 days (excluding tobacco) was 33.4%. The most recent rate available is 23.2% (2017-19). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

33.4%

Current Rate

23.2%

Target

TBD

Substance Use – Non-traditional

The 2013-2015 (baseline year) average of non-traditional students who used alcohol or drugs in the last 30 days (excluding tobacco) was 60.2%. The most recent rate available is 28.6% (2017-19). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

60.2%

Current Rate

28.6%

Target

TBD

Suicide

In 2010 (baseline year), there were 10.0 suicides per 100,000 people. The most recent rate available is 10.6 (2019). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

10.0

Current Rate

10.6

Target

TBD

Overall Health Status

In 2009 (baseline year), 51.8% of adults reported very good or excellent health. The most recent data available show 46.1% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 60.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

51.8%

Current Rate

46.1%

Target

60.0%

Access to Hospital Based Palliative Care

In 2012 (baseline year), 37.3% of California hospitals provided in-patient palliative care. The most recent data available show 48.4% (2016). We hope to reach a target of 80.0% or higher by 2022.

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Access to Hospital Based Palliative Care

Note: The data source has changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report as the original data source is no longer available.

Baseline

37.3%

Current Rate

48.4%

Target

80.0%

Increasing Use of Hospice Care

In 2010 (baseline year), 39.0% of decedents with terminal conditions utilized hospice care. The most recent data available show 43.3% (2014). We hope to reach a target of 54.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

39.0%

Current Rate

43.3%

Target

54.0%

Terminal Hospital Stays that Include Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Days

In 2010 (baseline year), 22.0% of terminal hospital stays included ICU stays. The most recent data available show 21.0% (2012). We hope to reach a target of 17.0% or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

22.0%

Current Rate

21.0%

Target

17.0%

Advance Care Planning

This indicator is under development and all values are to be determined (TBD).

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Baseline

TBD

Current Rate

TBD

Target

TBD

Access to Primary Care Providers

In 2018 (baseline year), 44.8% of Californians had insufficient access to a primary care provider (more than 2000 People per 1 Provider). The most recent rate available is 44.8 (2018). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

44.8

Current Rate

44.8

Target

TBD

Timely Care (Primary Care)

In 2012 (baseline year), 54.1% of patients received primary outpatient care in a timely manner. The most recent data available show 57.3% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 78.0% or higher by 2022.

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Timely Care (Primary Care)

Caution: The baseline has changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report due to changes in survey methodology of the data source in 2012.

Baseline

54.1%

Current Rate

57.3%

Target

78.0%

Timely Care (Specialty Care)

In 2012 (baseline year), 58.1% of patients received specialty outpatient care in a timely manner. The most recent data available show 61.2% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 78.0% or higher by 2022.

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Timely Care (Specialty Care)

Caution: The baseline has changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report due to changes in survey methodology of the data source in 2012.

Baseline

58.1%

Current Rate

61.2%

Target

78.0%

Increasing Access to Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

The 2009 Baseline for the percentage of patients who reported difficulty understanding their doctor at their last visit is 3.6%. We are currently at 3.6% in 2018, and hope to be at 2.5% by 2022.

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Baseline

3.5%

Current Rate

3.6%

Target

2.5%

Coordinated Outpatient Care for Adults

In 2011 (baseline year), 67.0% of patients had a doctor’s office who helped coordinate care with other providers and services. The most recent data available show 62.9% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 94.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

67.0%

Current Rate

62.9%

Target

94.0%

Preventable Hospitalizations

In 2016 (baseline year), there were 892 preventable hospitalizations for selected conditions per 100,000 population. The most recent rate available is 889 (2019). We hope to reach a target of 727 or lower by 2022.

Note: Due to the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in October 2015, comparisons cannot be made between 2015 (or earlier) and 2016 (or later).

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Preventable Hospitalizations

Note: Due to changes in the way this indicator is calculated each year, the baseline value must also be re-calculated in order to be appropriately compared to the current value. Therefore, the baseline value may slightly change with each year.

Baseline

892

Current Rate

889

Target

727

Hospital Readmissions

In 2016 (baseline year), 14.5% of hospital discharges resulted in unplanned readmissions within 30 days. The most recent data available show 14.9% (2019). We hope to reach a target of 11.9% or lower by 2022.

Note : Due to the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in October 2015, comparisons cannot be made between 2015 (or earlier) and 2016 (or later). The status for this indicator is pending until an ICD-10 trend can be established.

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Hospital Readmissions

Note: The target has changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report; see footnote on indicator page.

Baseline

14.5%

Current Rate

14.9%

Target

11.9%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

In 2011 (baseline year), there were 0.761 hospital-acquired conditions per 1,000 discharges. The most recent rate available is 0.85 (2019). We hope to reach a target of 0.500 or lower by 2022.

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Hospital Acquired Conditions

Note: Due to the incorporation of ICD-10 codes and other factors into the measure composition, values for this indicator (include baseline) will likely change next year.

Baseline

0.761

Current Rate

0.85

Target

0.50

Poverty

In 2017-19 (baseline time range), 16.4% of Californians lived in poverty. The most recent rate available is 16.4% (2017-19). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

16.4%

Current Rate

16.4%

Target

TBD

Unemployment

In 2011, 11.7% of Californian’s were unemployed. The most recent data available show 4.2% (2018). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

11.7%

Current Rate

4.2%

Target

TBD

Neighborhood Safety

In 2007 (baseline year), 92.4% of Californians adults reported feeling safe in their neighborhoods most or all of the time. The most recent data available show 88.7% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 96.0% or higher by 2022.

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Baseline

92.4%

Current Rate

88.7%

Target

96.0%

Access to Fruits and Vegetables

In 2011 (baseline year), an estimated 78.9% of California adults could always find fresh fruits and vegetables in their neighborhood. The most recent data available show 89.0% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 88.0% or higher by 2022.

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Access to Fruits and Vegetables

Note: The indicator and data source have changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report as the original data source is no longer available. The baseline has been updated but the target will need to be developed for the new source.

Baseline

78.9%

Current Rate

89.0%

Target

88.0%

Walk Trips

In 2006-2010 (baseline period), 2.8% of Californians reported walking to work. The most recent data available show 2.7% (2011-2015). We hope to reach a target of 5.6% by 2022.

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Walk Trips

Note: The indicator and data source have changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report as the original data source is no longer available. Walk to Work data is included as a proxy measure, but only represents a subset of walk trips. A new baseline and target will need to be developed for the new source.

Baseline

2.8%

Current Rate

2.7%

Target

5.6%

Uninsured – Point in Time

In 2009 (baseline year), 14.5% of Californians (adults, adolescents and children combined) reported not having health insurance at the time the survey was conducted. The most recent data available show 7.2% (2019). We hope to reach a target of 5.0% or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

14.5%

Current Rate

7.2%

Target

5.0%

Uninsured – Some Point in the Past Year

In 2009 (baseline year), 8.7% of Californians (adults, adolescents and children combined) had a gap in health insurance over the course of the previous year. The most recent data available show 3.0% (2019). We hope to reach a target of 3.0% or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

8.7%

Current Rate

3.0%

Target

3.0%

Uninsured – For a Year or More

In 2009 (baseline year), 11.3% of Californians (adults, adolescents and children combined) were without health insurance for a year or more. The most recent data available show 5.7% (2019). We hope to reach a target of 4.0% or lower by 2022.

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Baseline

11.3%

Current Rate

5.7%

Target

4.0%

Total Out-of-Pocket Cost (Individuals)

The 2012 Baseline for total out-of-pocket costs for individuals is $894. The most recent data available show $834 (2018). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Baseline

$894

Current Rate

$834

Target

TBD

Total Out-of-Pocket Cost (Families)

The 2012 Baseline for total out-of-pocket costs for families is $6,884. The most recent data available show $7,545 (2018). The target is to be determined (TBD) for this indicator.

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Total Out of Pocket Cost (Families)

Caution: The data source has changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report as the original data source is no longer available.

Baseline

$6,884

Current Rate

$7,545

Target

TBD

Bending the Health Care Cost Curve, Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) by Total Health Expenditures

In 2012 (baseline year), the rate of increase of total healthcare cost was 7.0%. The most recent data available show 5.5% (2015). We hope to reach a target of no greater than the Compound Annual Growth Rate for Gross State Product by 2022.

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Baseline

7.0%

Current Rate

5.5%

Target

See Text

Health Care in an Integrated System

In 2013 (baseline year), 50.9% of Californians received care in an integrated system. The most recent data available show 59.8% (2018). We hope to reach a target of 63.9% or higher by 2022.

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Integrated System

Caution: The data source has changed from the original LGHC 2012 Task Force Report as the original data source is no longer available.

Baseline

50.9%

Current Rate

59.8%

Target

63.9%

Transparent Information on Cost and Quality

This indicator is under development and all values are to be determined (TBD).

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Baseline

TBD

Current Rate

TBD

Target

TBD