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L.A. Care Invests $150,000 to Introduce an Advanced Illness Care Program in South Los Angeles

Monday, September 26, 2022

L.A. Care Health Plan is proud to announce a $150,000 grant to the Public Health Institute to support the creation of the Los Angeles Regional AC Care Alliance Hub, to support more than 200 individuals with advanced illness and their caregivers. The Alliance is going to replicate a program in Alameda County, which brings together faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, and health care entities to provide wraparound support services designed to address the disproportionate burden faced by medically under-resourced, low-income people of color.

An evaluation of the program in Alameda County found it yielded positive results in several areas, including improved engagement with healthcare providers, linkage to social supports, and access to respite care/support for caregivers. A feasibility study found the program could be replicated in Los Angeles County.

The funding from L.A. Care will leverage funding from the Archstone Foundation and the California Health Care Foundation to establish the Los Angeles AC Care Alliance Hub, which will serve the communities of South Los Angeles, Compton, Inglewood, and Watts. Under the program, Care Navigators will be recruited and trained to develop individual care plans to meet the needs of enrolled members related to their healthcare, spirituality, advanced care directives, social service needs and caregiving.

This grant is in alignment with L.A. Care’s commitment to advancing health equity, which means everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

 

 

 

About L.A. Care Health Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan serves more than 2.7 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.

 

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