CAMARILLO, Calif., June 27, 2017 – Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP)
is awarding $1.5 million in grants to organizations throughout
Ventura County for programs that focus on access to health care,
food and housing.
Los Angeles — L.A. Care Health Plan has partnered with nine
other Medicaid health plans from across the nation to urge the
U.S. Senate to carefully consider the policy proposals being
debated, which will adversely impact the 74 million mothers,
children, seniors and people with disabilities who are currently
covered by Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California). Further, the
coalition has suggested several compassionate alternatives to the
severe cuts being proposed.
(French Camp, CA) – Since 2015, Health Plan of San Joaquin’s (HPSJ) scholarship program to encourage young students with an interest in pursuing a health or medical careers that would lead them back to the Central Valley – the HPSJ Health Careers Scholarship Program (HCSP) – has partnered with seven local schools and programs to award to scholarships of $2,500 to each location.
Nine of the scholarships available for 2017 have already been identified by HPSJ’s program partners, here are the announced awardees and their area of heal career concentration:
(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) is
currently working under a planning grant from the California
Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) to implement a Palliative Care
Program for our HPSJ patients with Congestive Heart Failure,
Chronic Pulmonary Disease, Late Stage Cancer and Advanced Liver
(French Camp, CA) – “No parent or child should ever worry about food security,” said Health Plan of San Joaquin Health Educator Setar Testo. “When it comes to school, good nutrition is vital for learning, every day and all year long.” Testo added.
During the school year, most children who need food get free or reduced-price lunches at school. But, what are they supposed to do when school is out for the summer?
This is where San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County come in. They are making sure that no kid goes hungry in the summer.
French Camp, CA) – National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 14. But women need to celebrate every week as National Women’s Health Week. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. Health Plan of San Joaquin joins in throughout the year to focus attention on ways to help all women take steps to improve their health.
(French Camp, CA) – San Joaquin County Director of Health Care Services Greg Diederich – chair of the San Joaquin Health Commission – has announced that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has formally appointed three new members of the Health Commission, the governing board of Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ). These new members are:
The “will they” or “won’t they” Congressional rollercoaster of
repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is once again in
motion. Republicans have scheduled a vote on repeal on Thursday,
signaling they have the votes to pass it.
But let’s be clear: For all the amendments rumored to be added
for this or that constituency, the basics remain the same.
Remaining in the Republican plan are serious cuts to Medicaid,
what we in California call Medi-Cal.
Los Angeles — L.A. Care Health Plan announced it has earned
the Multicultural Health Care Distinction from the National Committee for
Quality Assurance (NCQA). L.A. Care received this
distinction for its Medicaid (Medi-Cal), Medicare (L.A. Care Cal
MediConnect) and Marketplace (L.A. Care Covered) product lines.
Los Angeles — In honor of its 20th
anniversary, L.A. Care Health Plan today announced a
commitment of $20 million – the largest ever in L.A. Care’s
20-year history – to fund an initiative aimed at securing
permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals in Los
Angeles County. The $20 million grant – distributed over the next
five years – will be made to Brilliant Corners, a nonprofit
supportive housing agency, to support Los Angeles County’s
Housing for Health program.
CAMARILLO, Calif., April 11, 2017 – Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP)
today announced the launch of its Community Health Investment
program that awards monetary grants to locally qualified
organizations that are addressing social determinants of health.
Los Angeles — L.A. Care Health Plan today announced that
this month marks its 20th anniversary. Adding to the celebration,
the anniversary coincides with another milestone: L.A. Care has
reached its two millionth Medi-Cal member. Founded in 1997 as
part of California’s two-plan model of Medi-Cal managed care,
L.A. Care has been dedicated to improving the lives of
individuals, families and communities in Los Angeles County by
providing access to affordable, quality health care coverage.
The numbers are enough to make your head spin. The non-partisan
Congressional Budget Office estimates 24 million Americans would
lose their health care coverage by 2022. There would be $880
billion less over the next decade for Medicaid — which 70 million
Americans now rely on — with $592 billion of that Medicaid
reduction to go to the wealthiest Americans for tax relief.
A Temecula breast cancer resource center has recently partnered
with Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), increasing the center’s
ability to help patients battling breast cancer.
For the next three years, IEHP has contracted with Michelle’s
Place to provide the health plan’s patients with a patient
navigator – a friendly face who can help women navigate through
the resources they need after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Daniel Gutiérrez, 59, didn’t want to sign up for health insurance
under the Affordable Care Act. He flat-out didn’t like the idea
of accepting a handout. For 25 years Gutiérrez had a full-time
job as a dishwasher and food preparation worker at Peabody’s, a
popular restaurant in Montecito. But when Peabody’s closed in
2012, he lost the job and the health benefits that came with it.
Since this just-published article was researched by editorial
staff at University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long
School of Pharmacy and Health for
INTERACTIONS magazine, the California Health
Care Foundation has awarded a second opioid grant to Health Plan
of San Joaquin (HPSJ) and local partners San Joaquin General
Hospital and Community Medical Centers, this time for
Campbell, CA – February 1, 2017 – Santa Clara Family Health Plan
(SCFHP), with its Governing Board and employees, is proud to
announce its 20th anniversary. As a local, not-for-profit health
plan serving Santa Clara County, SCFHP looks forward to
celebrating this milestone throughout 2017 with our providers,
members, and community.
(Alameda, Calif) The California Department of
Health Care Services (DHCS) uses the Aggregate Quality Factor
Score (AQFS) to rate the quality of Medi-Cal managed care plans
throughout California, which is based on Health Care
Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). HEDIS
indicates performance on the quality of care and service,
including prevention and screening, chronic condition management,
access and availability of care, and healthcare utilization.