L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to participate in a year-long statewide initiative to learn about innovative approaches to improving health services for people experiencing homelessness. The Center for Health Care Strategies, with support from the California Health Care Foundation, is launching the California Health Care and Homelessness Learning Community. The initiative will bring together stakeholders from throughout California.
L.A. Care and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) applied together to join the Learning Community, to expand on an existing collaboration and explore solutions to better integrate health and homeless services for their shared clients and members. The Learning Community can offer promising practices on improving social determinants of health for homeless members and approaches to data sharing between health and homeless organizations. L.A. Care and LAHSA want to collaborate on a shared advocacy platform to promote policies and regulations that can improve the delivery and quality of health services to people experiencing homelessness, such as CalAIM.
The Learning Community will run on two tracks: one for managed care plans and one for providers. L.A. Care and LAHSA will be in the managed care track. L.A. Care representatives in the Learning Community will be Alison Klurfeld, Director of Safety Net Programs and Partnerships, Delia Mojarro, Director of Social Services, Jessica Jew, Senior Program Manager of Safety Net Initiatives, and Becky Lee, Program Manager of Safety Net Initiatives.
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L.A. Care Health Plan serves more than 2.2 million members in Los Angeles County, making it the largest publicly operated health plan in the country. L.A. Care offers four health coverage plans including Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Covered™, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and the PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan, all dedicated to being accountable and responsive to members. As a public entity, L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for L.A. County's low-income communities, and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose. L.A. Care prioritizes quality, access and inclusion, elevating health care for all of L.A. County. For more information, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.