County Liaison for Care Harbor Mega Clinic
In 2021, the Board of Supervisors appointed AHI to serve as the County Liaison for all Care Harbor Mega Clinics which includes facilitating with preparations and participation from County Departments. Care Harbor clinics place the emphasis on sustainable health, with integrative services, preventive care, and follow-up resources for patients who need additional evaluation or treatment. The charity’s goal is to create lasting change in the lives of the thousands of residents who attend the free clinics. For more details, visit: careharbor.org
California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal
Central Support for CalAIM Integration
The three Health Departments and other key County departments are partnering and aligning efforts for the multi-year initiative by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). By working with our County partners, AHI’s goal is to improve the health and well-being of LA County residents by integrating care/services, reducing barriers to care, and ensuring a seamless member experience across LA County departments.
For more details on CalAIM, visit www.dhcs.ca.gov
Community Health Workers
Coordination and Technical Support to Strengthen Community Health Worker Infrastructure
For several years, the Departments of Mental Health, Public Health and Health Services have hired community health workers (CHWs) as key contributors to our clinical and community-based prevention initiatives. At this juncture, AHI is working with the three Health Departments, our community partners, and the CEO’s Center for Strategic Public-Private Partnerships to assess what is working well, what we can improve, and how we can best invest in CHWs as a critical health equity strategy.
Chronic Conditions Workgroup
Program Design Support for the Chronic Conditions Workgroup
With the goal of preventing diabetes and hypertension, AHI and the three Health Departments are designing a project that will integrate the resources and expertise of each department. To advance departmental knowledge as staff engage in program design, AHI conducts research and presents case studies on other community-based efforts.
Cultural and Linguistic Competency
Internal Coordination for Cultural and Linguistic Competency
In a county as diverse as Los Angeles, providing health care and prevention services in a culturally and linguistically competent fashion is paramount. AHI coordinates all three Health Departments to put in place quality language interpretation and translation services so that LA County individuals and families can take care of their health needs in the language they are most comfortable using.
Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program and Community Care Expansion
Support for a Countywide Strategy on Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) and Community Care Expansion (CCE)
Due to the critical need to expand and improve the behavioral health and long-term care continua in Los Angeles County. AHI, the three Health Departments, and other key County departments are collaborating on a County-wide strategy to maximize unprecedented State investments to expand capacity at all levels of care.
BHCIP provides six rounds of funding to construct, acquire, and rehabilitate real estate assets to expand the behavioral health continuum of treatment and service resources in settings serving Medicaid beneficiaries.
CCE provides funding for acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation to preserve and expand adult and senior care facilities serving Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP), and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrant (CAPI) applicants and recipients, including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
For more details on BHCIP and CCE:
Email: BHCIPinfo@ahi.lacounty.gov or CCEinfo@ahi.lacounty.gov
CCE Capital Expansion:
Los Angeles County CCE Partnership Agreement and Technical Assistance Survey
Sample Los Angeles County CCE Partnership Agreement
Healthcare Workforce Expansion
Collaboration to Accelerate the Hiring of Healthcare Professionals
At a time when healthcare professionals are in high demand at many institutions in Los Angeles County, attracting talented healthcare staff to work for one of our three health departments is a top priority. The three Health Departments, Chief Executive Office, Department of Human Resources, and other key stakeholders, including labor partners, are working jointly to improve recruitment of healthcare professionals and to streamline the hiring and onboarding process.