Evaluation of Healthy San Francisco

Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI: Mathematica Policy Research
Aug 25, 2011
Catherine McLaughlin, Margaret Colby, Erin Taylor, Mary Harrington, Tricia Higgins, Vivian Byrd, and Laurie Felland
This report summarizes a comprehensive evaluation of Healthy San Francisco, a program for uninsured adults ages 18 to 64. The evaluation found that program participants regularly receive outpatient care at their medical homes, including recommended preventive services; are using fewer emergency department services; and appreciate improved access to primary care and less uncertainty in meeting their health care needs. In general, providers also expressed satisfaction with the program and intended to continue participating.