Community Supports (CS) are part of a new state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) initiative called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). CS are optional, non-traditional services that address social determinants of health.
L.A. Care launched three CS programs on 01/01/2022: Homeless and Housing Support Services; Recuperative Care; and Medically-Tailored Meals.
Includes services to help members who are homeless to find housing and maintain safe and stable tenancy
Short-term residential care for individuals experiencing homelessness and need to heal from an injury or illness
Home-delivered meal programs that aims to improve health outcomes and address barriers associated with food insecurity
L.A. Care will add additional Community Supports programs at later go-live dates