L.A. Care’s Chief of Communications and Community Relations to Discuss Transit, Climate & Public Health

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Move LA is an organization founded in 2007 to bring together business, labor and environmental leaders with a goal of raising significant new funding for Los Angeles County’s transit system to reduce the air pollution and traffic congestion that plagues the region. Today, on the eve of Earth Day, Move LA is holding a two-panel conference titled Marrying New Technology with ‘Old School’ Transit & Air Quality Solutions. L.A. Care’s Chief of Communications and Community Relations Francisco Oaxaca will detail the health plan’s transportation services that aim to improve the health outcomes of the health plan’s members.

As a vital social determinant of health, an adequate and reliable transportation service is fundamental to healthy communities. Individuals struggling with access to transportation are much more likely to miss medical appointments, and as a result, experience poor health outcomes. Oaxaca will explain that transportation to and from medical and other eligible appointments is a benefit that all L.A. Care Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect members receive at no cost.

In 2019, L.A. Care signed a contract with Call the Car, whose fleet includes hybrids, which are fuel efficient green technology vehicles. Having these environmentally friendly vehicles among the fleet was an added benefit to a successful contract.

Conference attendees will also hear about air quality monitoring on buses, apps that provide data on the best time of day to walk or stay inside, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and more. Move LA will also use the conference to honor Dr. William Burke, Chief of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), who is retiring after 27 years.

The conference is today, Tuesday, April 21, 11:00 am – 1 pm. Register here.

 

 

About L.A. Care Health Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan serves more than 2.3 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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