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A Better Medi-Cal is Coming 


The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is proposing changes to Medi-Cal through an initiative called CalAIM: California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal. The proposal addresses many complex challenges facing Californians that were also raised by community members in the CCCS process: insufficient access to behavioral health care, homelessness, inequity and more. It allows non-clinical interventions, services and supports for patients whose social needs are a barrier to improved health and overall wellness. 

Through the CCCS process we heard loud and clear that families need a full complement of housing, economic, mental health and service navigation supports to raise successful children. Our eyes are on the CalAIM proposal to seed some of those solutions.

For more on the CalAIM proposal and to follow implementation discussions, visit the CalAIM website