Our first webinar will focus on the intersection of CalAIM and street medicine--an emerging movement to provide direct care services to homeless individuals in the community wherever they are at, as opposed to requiring treatment in clinic or hospital settings. The philosophy behind street medicine is well aligned with CalAIM’s intention to prioritize individuals with complex needs, and integrate Medi-Cal more seamlessly with other social service programs such as those for individuals experiencing homelessness. Join us at this webinar to better understand:
Why the connections between health and housing are so fundamental
How the state and various partners define street medicine
How CalAIM can support street medicine, and where additional clarity or support may be needed
Where philanthropy can be most useful, especially with regard to coordination of care, cross-sector collaboration, and research into true costs and best practices
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.
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.
Assistant Deputy Director, Managed Care, Department of Health Care Services
Bambi Cisneros has over nine years of State of California experience with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and currently serves as the Assistant Deputy Director - Managed Care, Health Care Delivery Systems (ADD-MC, HCDS). HCDS is comprised of three divisions: Managed Care Operations Division, Managed Care Quality and Monitoring Division, and Integrated Systems of Division. In this role, Bambi supports the planning, implementation, coordination, and management of the program and policies associated with California‘s Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs) and the managed care delivery system to ensure that Medi-Cal beneficiaries have access to high quality care. Prior to becoming the ADD-MC, Bambi served as the Program Monitoring and Compliance Branch Chief in the Managed Care Quality and Monitoring Division and was primarily responsible for planning, directing, and conducting MCP performance monitoring related to the availability, accessibility, and delivery of care provided by MCPs and for overseeing the provision of MCP corrective action plan processes. Bambi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Sacramento State University.
Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare in Action
Dr. Michael Hochman, MD, MPH, is the inaugural CEO of Healthcare in Action. Under his leadership, the group uses a "street medicine" model to focus on the care of patients experiencing homelessness in California. Dr. Hochman is a board certified general internist and an active physician who provides care within the medical group.
Dr. Hochman previously served as the inaugural director of the USC Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation; the Medical Director for Innovation at AltaMed Health Services; and the Senior Health Deputy for LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Dr. Hochman attended Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Fellow at UCLA. As an instructor, Dr. Hochman has won several clinical teaching awards from Harvard Medical School and LAC+USC Medical Center.
Dr. Hochman has written on health topics for the Boston Globe and other publications, and is the founding editor of the 50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know book series, published by Oxford University Press.
Senior Vice President Population Health, MLK Community Healthcare
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Creighton University
Doctor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
Internal Medicine Residency University of Nebraska Medical Center
Infectious Disease Fellowship, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University combined fellowship
MHA, Montana State University
Past experience as the Chief Medical Officer for Regional Health Physicians, a multi-specialty group in Rapid City South Dakota, Chief Physician Executive in Missoula, Montana for Providence Health and Services, Chief of Population Health and Executive Medical Director at Citrus Valley Health Partners (now Emanate Health) before starting at MLK Community Healthcare (MLKCH). serving the communities of South Los Angeles in 2017 as the Vice President of Population Health.
MLK Community Healthcare, encompasses the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital and the MLK Community Medical Group. The Sr. VP of Population Health role is responsible for overseeing the combined population health and community health initiatives to fulfill the MLKCH’s stated strategic goals and community health needs. Building evidence-based care models and ensuring care coordination across all care settings through the development of collaborative team environments and engagement with the community to create opportunities for positive patient outcomes. Through these collaborations MLKCH is able to develop new programs, and match progress with the needs of the population.
Senior Program Manager, CSH
Cheryl Winter brings to her work a deep knowledge of supportive housing and healthcare integration with significant experience in cross sector partnerships, Medi-Cal benefit design, implementation and provider capacity building. Cheryl’s work in California focuses on the integration of supportive housing services with healthcare systems, promoting racial equity and lived expertise in supportive housing quality improvement efforts, and CalAIM housing-related Community Supports implementation TA.