Culturally Competent Whole Person Health Care, Preventive Care, and Support Services
CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates seeks to empower patients to access and utilize healthcare services appropriately by advancing policy which allows – and incentivizes – the seamless integration of primary care, oral, and behavioral health care services within community health centers (CHCs) and the entire Medi-Cal the delivery system.
California’s health care system is challenged by a wide array of diverse and confusing funding streams, gaps in care delivery shared responsibility for care between the state, counties, managed care plans and providers, as well as an enrolled population that does not have access to the economic and social supports that are fundamental to health and well-being. Rural and urban communities alike struggle to create a comprehensive safety-net that serves the needs of our low-income population. CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates aspires to build a seamless delivery system for all of the needs of the Medi-Cal population around community health centers, which serve as a truly integrated patient centered health home, providing not just medical care, but access to behavioral health, oral health, and specialty services, as well as social supports.