Los Angeles – L.A. Care Health Plan and CEO John Baackes are being honored by the Achievable Foundation for their leadership in the field of health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
"L.A. Care through the leadership of its CEO John Baackes, is a national leader when it comes to health care for the underserved," said Achievable's CEO Carmen Ibarra, "Achievable is delighted to be honoring them at our inaugural gala."
The Achievable Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in L.A. County by providing health care and other support services.
In 2011, the organization partnered with L.A. Care to expand its clinical pilot program to provide medical services to developmentally disabled patients in the Greater West Los Angeles Area, and again in 2014 to obtain Special Population designation by the Health Resources and Services Administration as a Federally-Qualified Health Center servicing developmentally disabled people.
The Achievers Award that Achievable is presenting to L.A. Care and John Baackes recognizes not only the successful collaboration between the two organizations, but also L.A. Care’s commitment to improving the conditions of daily life that impact the health of all Angelenos.
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.