State Work

Analytic Guidance for the California Children’s Services (CCS) Program

Funded in part by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), CPOP is applying rigorous analysis of population-data to provide policy-relevant guidance to reform of the California Children’s Services (CCS), the nation’s largest Title V program, serving more than 150,000 children per year through county- and state-based case management and other services.   The project is led by Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH and Lee M. Sanders, MD, MPH both senior faculty at CPOP. Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, leads the policy bridging activities, and Vandana Sundaram, MPH, leads the data analyses.


  • To provide data analyses to policymakers at California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), CCS leaders, and other stakeholders that may guide efforts to improve systems of care for all CHSCN in California.

Specific Aims:

  • To discover opportunities to improve the quality and efficiency of health care services for CSHCN, while containing costs.
  • To bridge the traditional gap between research and the child health policy in California.

Strategic Activities:

  1. Policy-relevant Analyses of comprehensive health claims data for all CCS enrollees (2007-2012)
  1. Bridging Activities to engage CCS program leaders and CSHCN stakeholders in evidence-based conversations regarding CCS reform
    • Advisory Board Members
    • Advisory Board meetings
      • September 23, 2013; Stanford, CA
      • February 28, 2014; Los Angeles, CA
      • April 2014; Sacramento, CA
  1. Regional Learning Collaboratives to bring analytic guidance to implementation strategies for CCS county programs
    • Strategic analytic plans under development for the following counties:
      • Alameda
      • San Mateo
      • Los Angeles

Policy Briefs


This work is supported by a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation.


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