Community Engagement

Our Three Pillars

At L.A. Care, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities we serve. In order to do that, our Community Outreach & Engagement programs consist of three pillars:

  • Health promotion
  • Health advocacy
  • Partnership

Our community outreach goals include the following:

  • Understanding the health care issues that impact the people who live in our communities
  • Educating and empowering L.A. Care members
  • Teaching our communities about how the health care system works
     

Coordinated Care Initiative Council

The Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) is a state program designed to help improve care for seniors and people with disabilities who are eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare. L.A. Care's CCI Councils teach seniors and people with disabilities about CCI and the Cal MediConnect Plan. Our four CCI Councils cover the Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley, South Los Angeles and Long Beach.
 

Health Promoters

L.A. Care’s Health Promoters Program provides members and advocates the opportunity to learn about and share health-related information through theater, workshops and health fairs to people in their communities. Topics include health care reform, access to health care, nutrition and other health and wellness topics.
 

Regional Community Advisory Committee

L.A. Care's 11 Regional Community Advisory Committees (RCAC) are made up of L.A. Care members, doctors, nurses, community-based organizations and other health care providers to bring the voice of their communities to L.A. Care’s Board of Governors, which guides health care programs for more than 1.7 million enrollees.
 

Student Internships

We have partnered with USC's School of Public Health to train our volunteer health promoters. USC student interns help further the health education and promotion work of our Health Promoter Program.

Members of the Health Promoters Program
You Can Make a Difference

Volunteer your time and help your community. Join a RCAC, CCI Council, or Health Promoters Program in the region where you live. You must be an L.A. Care member or a parent of an L.A. Care member.

L.A. Care also welcomes community-based groups (CBOs) and advocate groups to participate in our RCACs.

What does a RCAC member do?

  • Helps L.A. Care understand health care issues that impact the people who live in your area
  • Acts as the eyes and ears of L.A. Care in 11 RCAC regions throughout Los Angeles County
  • Provides free health info to people in your community