PPIC Logo Independent, objective, nonpartisan research

Search Results

Filters Sort by:
Fact Sheet

The CalFresh Food Assistance Program

By Caroline Danielson, Daniel Tan

Participation in CalFresh—which helps millions of low-income Californians buy groceries—has risen amid the coronavirus pandemic. This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the program, including its impact on poverty and recent changes to expand access.

blog post

School Closures Hamper Monitoring of Child Welfare

By Caroline Danielson, Paulette Cha

School closures due to COVID-19 mean that educators are not able to play their critical role in monitoring students’ health, safety, and overall well-being.



The coronavirus outbreak poses a tremendous challenge to California, the nation, and the global community. PPIC’s analyses examine the impacts of COVID-19 and how policy choices and other actions can help address them.


Improving Health Care Data in California

By Shannon McConville, Paulette Cha, Caroline Danielson, Daniel Tan

California policymakers are moving to create a health care payment database (HPD) for examining health care use, costs, and outcomes. A state HPD would be a crucial resource to inform state policy around homelessness and improving children’s well-being. This report highlights research that could be advanced by an HPD.


Medi-Cal Expansion and Children’s Well-Being

By Paulette Cha, Shannon McConville

The Affordable Care Act allowed California to expand Medi-Cal to most low-income adults. Evidence indicates that access to health insurance improves the finances and behavioral health of adults—and that these improvements could benefit children.

Fact Sheet

State Financial Aid in California

By Kevin Cook, Jacob Jackson, Courtney Lee

California’s financial aid programs help large numbers of middle- and low-income students attend college--but many are excluded by complex eligibility requirements, and most non-tuition costs are not covered.

Search results are limited to 100 items. Please use the Refine Results tool if you are not finding what you are looking for.