The Beverly Press featured L.A. Care's new partnership with Project Angel Food in "Project Angel Food to celebrate statewide program". Along with the California Department of Health Care Services, L.A. Care is funding a groundbreaking new statewide project to benefit Medi-Cal patients with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF).
The program will focus on 1,000 Medi-Cal patients with CHF for three years, with Project Angel Food and five sister agencies each serving 60 participants per year. Participants will receive medically tailored meals, starting within seven days of being discharged from a hospital. Project Angel Food will target people living in San Fernando Valley, Metro Los Angeles. and South L.A., supported by their first refrigerated van funded by L.A. Care.
This is the first time a state has funded a program to prove medically tailored meals bring down health care costs. It is expected that the program will save California millions of dollars.
Executive Director, Project Angel Food
L.A. Care will be part of a news conference tomorrow, May 4, to announce the launch of the project. The event will take place at Project Angel Food — 922 Vine Street in Hollywood from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
About L.A. Care Health Plan
L.A. Care Health Plan is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™, Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.