In 2019, the California Department of Health Care Services released a comprehensive proposal to reform our state’s Medi-Cal program, California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). Postponed by a year due to the pandemic, a revised proposal was released in January 2021, and implementation is now underway. This multi-year initiative will require significant investments in network infrastructure, capacity-building, and patient outreach and engagement in order to be successful. Long term, it stands to fundamentally alter how crucial health services are provided, especially for many of the at-risk populations that philanthropy supports.
In 2023, SCG’s Health Funders Group will take a deep dive into CalAIM, using our quarterly programming to explore how the initiative will intersect with other issues of concern including the healthcare workforce and clinic capacity-building, Black birth equity, street medicine and homeless services, and mental and behavioral health.
This webinar will focus on the intersection of CalAIM’s hiring and retention practices in Enhanced Care Management. As a foundational part of CalAIM, Enhanced Care Management (ECM) is a new statewide Medi-Cal benefit that addresses the clinical and non-clinical needs of the highest-need enrollees through the coordination of health-related services. We will hear from Healthcare Providers, who are developing a workforce curriculum for working with people with complex care needs. We will also hear from other speakers with firsthand experience with Enhanced Care Management hiring and retention practices and how philanthropy can build on existing efforts.
Join these sessions to hear updates on implementation, experiences of practitioners in the field, and ways philanthropy can be a collaborative partner in the process.
2023 Quarterly Programming
Topics and framing subject to change based on SCG member input.
The SCG Health Funders Group convenes multiple times a year to explore emerging issues in healthcare and health policy through an intersectional approach. The group hosts topic-based and peer-to-peer learning sessions. These facilitated sessions will provide a forum for updates on critical issues, highlights of promising programs and opportunities for collaboration.
Health Equity Fellow, California Health Care Foundation
Sequoia Hall is a health equity fellow at the California Health Care Foundation, where she works with the Improving Access team to expand the workforce in areas not well served by the health care system so that providers reflect the communities they serve. She also works with the team to improve health equity for Medi-Cal enrollees by expanding timely access to high-quality, culturally competent care.
Prior to joining CHCF, Sequoia was a program manager for the Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership, which aims to increase the diversity of the health care workforce. She is a board member for Comunidades Indígenas en Liderazgo, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization, and she previously served on the board of The California Endowment’s East Oakland Building Healthy Communities initiative. Sequoia received a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s of public administration from the University of Southern California.
Senior Program Manager, Camden Coalition
Rebecca Koppel is a Senior Program Manager at the Camden Coalition where she works in the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. She leads the complex care certificate content development and supports other National Center programs. Rebecca has prior experience in research, capacity building, and clinical settings, and holds a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania.
Director of Clinical Services, CCALAC
Matt Moyer has been working as the Director of Clinical Services at Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) since January 2016. Matt provides leadership for peer educational roundtables including clinical, dental and behavioral health professionals, along with directors of nursing and health education. Matt also coordinates educational resources and conducts training sessions with clinicians, oversees the implementation of the annual Health Care Symposium, and provides technical assistance to our health center members on quality improvement activities and practice transformation initiatives. Matt has coordinated and planned statewide conferences, policy leadership programs, and has consulted with a number of California and Los Angeles-based health care organizations on a number of public health education and outreach programs. Matt received his Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Pittsburgh while working at the Graduate School of Public Health, conducting several national and statewide HIV prevention community-based research projects and initiatives.
Christine Park, M.D., MPH, CLE, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer, Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Dr. Park earned her medical degree at UCLA School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center while finishing a Master of Public Health degree from UCLA School of Public Health. She has worked for Northeast Valley Health Corporation, a federally-qualified community health center serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, since 2003 as a pediatrician and Pediatric Medical Director. She became the Chief Medical Officer for Northeast Valley Health Corporation in 2017. She is trained in human-centered design and has implemented programs related to breastfeeding promotion, developmental screening, medications for addiction treatment for patients experiencing substance use disorders, and care management for individuals with high-complexity and high-utilization of services.