Strategy B. Health Care as We Age

Usual Source of Care: Percent of adults age 60 or older who self-reported having a usual place to go to when sick or in need of health advice

94.3% 2020

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About the Indicator

Healthy People 2030 sets data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being over the next decade. It includes a national objective of increasing the proportion of people with a usual primary care provider. Having a usual source of care promotes better health outcomes through preventive care, early detection and treatment, and care coordination.

This indicator measures the proportion of older adults in California with a usual source of care, as self-reported on the California Health Interview Survey. While the proportion of older adults in California with a usual source of care is generally high (greater than 90%), there are disparities. For example, uninsured older adults are significantly less likely to have a usual source of care (69% in 2020). Check out the Health Reimagined Goal Page to explore dynamic visualizations and view more detailed data related to this topic.

About the Data

To learn more about our data sources and methodologies, please see the Data Dashboard for Aging - About the Data Technical Guide.

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