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Interested in a health topic? Foundations, health care organizations and agencies and others can fund data collection, conduct over-sampling and small-area studies of specific locations in California, or receive health data training.

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Email: chis@ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 794-0925
 
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California Health Interview Survey
10960 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90024

 

Who funds CHIS?

CHIS is funded by a network of public agencies and private organizations concerned with improving the status of health care in California, as well as individual researchers and supporters who value CHIS data.

See all CHIS funders by name or by CHIS survey year.

CHIS Funders by name

 

California Department of Health Services (CHIS 2001, 2003, 2005, 2013-2014, 2015) 

California Department Health Care Services, Mental Health Services Division (CHIS 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015) Formerly the California Department of Mental Health (DMH), the Mental Health Services Division (MHSD) oversees the public mental health budget. It provides system leadership for state and local county mental health departments; provides system oversight, evaluation and monitoring; administers federal funds; and operates four state hospitals and an acute psychiatric program.

California Department of Public Health (CHIS 2007, 2009, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015) The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California through a number of health care programs and services. CDPH is a collaborative partner in CHIS.

California Department of Health Care Services (CHIS 2007, 2009, 2011-2012) The California Department of Health Care Services (CDHCS) funds many of the health programs in California, including Medi-Cal and Healthy Families and works closely with health care professionals, county governments and health plans to provide a health care safety net for California’s low-income and persons with disabilities.C DHCS is a collaborative partner in CHIS. 

The California Endowment (CHIS 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015) Created in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California's creation of WellPoint Health Networks, a for-profit corporation, The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation with approximately $3 billion in assets. Since its inception, The Endowment has awarded more than 3,400 grants totaling over $988,000,000 to community-based organizations throughout California.
 
California Health Benefit Exchange (CHIS 2013-2014, 2015)
 
California Tobacco Control Program (CHIS 2013-2014, 2015)
 

First 5 California (CHIS 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015)
First 5 California (also known as the California Children and Families Commission) was created as a result of the California Children and Families Act of 1998 (Proposition 10). It is designed to provide all children under the age of five with a comprehensive and integrated system of early childhood development services.

Kaiser Permanente (CHIS 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015) Kaiser Permanente is America's largest not-for-profit health care organization, serving 8.1 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Social benefit activities provided by Kaiser include assistance to the uninsured and special populations; training new health professionals; introducing new delivery and financing methods into the health care arena at large; and through their clinical research efforts, developing and sharing better ways to care for patients.

Keiro Senior HealthCare (CHIS 2013-2014, 2015)

Blue Shield of California Foundation (CHIS 2007, 2009, 2011-2012) Blue Shield of California Foundation strives to address core social and health problems in ways that can dramatically improve the well-being of Californians in the next several years. The Foundation's goals are universal health coverage for all Californians; health care that is effective, safe, affordable and accessible; and domestic violence prevention.

San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (CHIS 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015) The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Services program, is dedicated to community wellness and health protection in San Diego County.

National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute (CHIS 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011-2012) The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. National Cancer Institute (NCI) housed within the NIH is a federal research agency that studies cancer in the U.S. population. Funding from NCI is made possible through the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), whose mission is to understand the causes and distribution of cancer in populations, support the development and delivery of effective interventions, and monitor and explain cancer trends in all segments of the population. NCI-DCCPS has also coordinated CHIS funding from the following agencies and organizations:
 
NIH / Office of Disease Prevention (CHIS 2011-2012) The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) is the lead office at the National Institutes of Health and is responsible for assessing, facilitating, and stimulating research in disease prevention and health promotion, and disseminating the results of this research to improve public health.  Prevention is preferable to treatment, and research on disease prevention is an important part of the NIH’s mission.  The knowledge gained from this research leads to stronger clinical practice, health policy, and community health programs.
 
NIH / Office of Research on Women’s Health (CHIS 2011-2012) The Office of Research on Women’s health (ORWH) is part of the NIH Office of the Director, and its mission is to promote efforts to improve women's health through biomedical and behavioral research including study of the role of sex and gender in health and disease.
 

NIH / Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (CHIS 2009, 2011-2012) Within the NIH, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research’s (OBSSR)  mission is to stimulate behavioral and social sciences research and to integrate these areas of research more fully into others of the NIH health research enterprise, thereby improving our understanding, treatment, and prevention of disease.


Susan G. Komen for the Cure® 
(CHIS 2011-2012) 

Susan KomenNancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.  In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement.   Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer.  ?Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested almost $2 billion to fulfill our promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.

American Cancer Society (CHIS 2011-2012)  The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

California HealthCare Foundation (CHIS 2009, 2013-2014, 2015) The California HealthCare Foundation is an independent philanthropy committed to improving the way health care is delivered and financed in California.

The California Wellness Foundation (CHIS 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015) The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (CHIS 2009, 2013-2014) As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has a mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

California Office of the Patient Advocate (CHIS 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011-2012) The Office of the Patient Advocate is an independent office under the California Department of Managed Health Care and is responsible for protecting patient rights. The organization provides information on patient rights and responsibilities as part of the goal to ensure that consumers receive the level of health care to which they are entitled under California law.

Archstone Foundation (CHIS 2011-2012) The mission of the Archstone Foundation is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (CHIS 2003, 2005, 2007) The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Through their grant programs they support training, education, research (excluding biomedical research), and projects that demonstrate the effective delivery of health care services.

L.A. Care Health Plan (CHIS 2003, 2007) L.A. Care Health Plan is a local public agency and non-profit health plan serving the residents of Los Angeles County through Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Healthy Kids. As one of the largest health plans in California, L.A. Care is the nation's largest public health plan. It is involved in a number of coalitions and collaboratives supporting public health, the safety net, and health insurance for vulnerable populations.

California Attorney General's Crime and Violence Prevention Center (CHIS 2007) The California Attorney General's Crime and Violence Prevention Center creates and promotes effective policies and strategies for law enforcement and communities to build a safer state for our children, families and communities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CHIS 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011-2012, 2013-2014) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency. It is often called the CDC. It focuses on ways to prevent and control diseases in the U.S. population, including diseases that are spread from country to country.

Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (CHIS 2005, 2009, 2015) The mission of the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services is to promote and protect the health, well being, self-sufficiency and safety of all people in Marin County.

First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission (CHIS 2005) Founded in 1998 with the passage of the California Children and Families First Act (Proposition 10), First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission is a leader in assuring that all children 0-5 years of age in Marin County thrive in supportive, nurturing and loving families, are healthy and enter school ready to learn.

Solano County Health and Social Services Department (CHIS 2001, 2005) The mission of the Public Health Division of Solano County Health and Social Services Department is to improve the health and quality of life of people in the community. It promotes health and safety, and prevents disease, injury, and premature death through individual and population-based services.

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (CHIS 2005, 2009) The Public Health Branch of Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services is committed to promoting community health, disease and injury prevention, and a healthy human environment.

United American Indian Involvement, Inc / CA Indian Health Services (CHIS 2011-2012)  The mission of the United American Indian Involvement, Inc. is to provide quality services and advocacy to the American Indian communities residing within the State of California in a respectful manner with high regard for cultural values, Tribal affiliation, spiritual and the personal values of individuals.

Alameda County Health Care Agency (CHIS 2003)

Indian Health Service (CHIS 2001)

RAND Corporation (CHIS 2013-2014)

San Francisco County Department of Public Health (CHIS 2001)

Shasta County Department of Public Health (CHIS 2001)

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (CHIS 2001)

Sonoma County Department of Health Services (CHIS 2013-2014)

UCLA Williams Institute (CHIS 2013-2014, 2015)

CHIS Funders by Survey Year

CHIS 2001

  • California Department of Health Services
  • The California Endowment
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • First 5 California
  • Indian Health Service
  • NIH / National Cancer Institute
  • The Packard Foundation
  • San Francisco County Department of Public Health
  • Santa Barbara County Health Care Agency
  • Shasta County Department of Public Health
  • Solano County Health and Social Services Department

CHIS 2003

  • Alameda County Health Care Agency
  • California Department of Health Services
  • California Office of the Patient Advocate
  • The California Endowment
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • L.A. Care Health Plan
  • NIH / National Cancer Institute
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

CHIS 2005

  • California Department of Health Services
  • California Department of Mental Health
  • California Department of Social Services
  • The California Endowment
  • California Office of the Patient Advocate
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • First 5 California
  • First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission
  • Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Marin County Department of Health and Human Services
  • NIH / National Cancer Institute
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency
  • Solano County Health and Human Services Department

CHIS 2007

  • Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • California Attorney General's Crime and Violence Prevention Center
  • California Department of Health Care Services
  • California Department of Mental Health
  • California Department of Public Health
  • The California Endowment
  • California Office of the Patient Advocate
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • First 5 California
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • L.A. Care Health Plan
  • NIH / National Cancer Institute
  • NIH / Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency

CHIS 2009

  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
  • Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • California Department of Health Care Services
  • California Department of Mental Health
  • California Department of Public Health
  • The California Endowment
  • California Health Care Foundation
  • First 5 California
  • California Office of the Patient Advocate
  • Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Marin County Department of Health and Human Services Agency
  • NIH / National Cancer Institute
  • NIH / Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  • San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency

CHIS 2011-2012

  • Blue Shield of California Foundation 
  • California Department of Health Care Services 
  • California Department of Mental Health 
  • California Department of Public Health 
  • The California Endowment 
  • First 5 California 
  • California Office of the Patient Advocate 
  • Kaiser Permanente 
  • NIH / National Cancer Institute 
  • NIH / Office of Research on Women's Health
  • NIH / Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  • San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency 
  • United American Indian Involvement, Inc. / CA Indian Health Services
  • Archstone Foundation
  • Susan B Komen for the Cure
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • NCI / American Cancer Society 
  • NIH / RAND 
  • The California Wellness Foundation
CHIS 2013-2014
 
  • California Department of Health Care Services 
  • California Department of Health Care Services, Mental Health Services Division
  • California Department of Public Health 
  • The California Endowment 
  • California Health Benefit Exchange
  • The California Health Care Foundation
  • First 5 California 
  • Kaiser Permanente 
  • Keiro Senior Health Care
  • San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency 
  • Sonoma County Department of Health Services
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Public Health Institute
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Williams Institute
  • California Tobacco Control Program / UC San Diego
  • RAND Corporation

 CHIS 2015

  • California Department of Health Care Services
  • California Department of Health Care Services, Mental Health Services Division
  • California Department of Public Health
  • The California Endowment
  • California Health Benefit Exchange
  • The California Health Care Foundation
  • First 5 California
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Keiro Senior Health Care
  • San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency
  • Marin County Health and Human Services
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • UCLA Williams Institute
  • California Tobacco Control Program / UC San Diego