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PROJECTS

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In addition to being named in multiple board motions since Alliance for Health Integration’s (AHI) inception, some of our projects include the following:  

Care Harbor

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

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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 Worker Initiative

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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

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Policy Advocacy Support for the Chronic Conditions Workgroup

With the goal of preventing chronic disease in general, and more specifically diabetes and hypertension, AHI is supporting the three Health Departments to collaboratively support state and federal policies that foster good health.  To advance the conditions for equitable and healthy communities, this workgroup will support a broad range of environmental and policy change including access to safe neighborhood parks, healthy food, and quality medical care to effectively manage chronic conditions.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

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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

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Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program

Through 2021 legislation the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) was authorized to establish the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) and award $2.2 billion to construct, acquire, and expand properties, and invest in mobile crisis infrastructure related to behavioral health. In partnership with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), DHCS is releasing these funds through six grant rounds targeting various gaps in the state’s behavioral health facility infrastructure.

For more information about BHCIP-specific grants, click on the appropriate link below:
Crisis Care Mobile Units (CCMU) (2021)
County and Tribal Planning (2021)
Launch Ready (January 2022)
Children and Youth (June 2022)
BHCIP Round 5 (October 2022)
BHCIP Round 6 (2023)

For general information about BHCIP:
BHCIP Website
BHCIP Dashboard

*Board Letter approving L.A. County Health Departments to accept BHCIP funding

Crisis Continuum BHCIP Resources Dashboard

Community Care Expansion Program

General Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program Information

Due to the critical need to expand and improve the behavioral health and long-term care continua in Los Angeles County, the Alliance for Health Integration (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.

CCE Capital Expansion Grants will invest up to $805 million in funding throughout California to support permanent housing with intensive support for some of the most vulnerable individuals with behavioral health and other complex health conditions. The CCE grants will provide 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.

CCE Capital Expansion

Approximately 75 percent of funds ($570 Million) will be made available for capital expansion projects, including acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of residential care settings. Grantees may be approved to use a portion of these funds to establish a capitalized operating subsidy reserve (COSR) for these projects, available for use for up to 5 years.

Applications for CCE Capital Expansion project funding will be accepted on a project-by-project basis through this joint Request for Application (RFA) and funded on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. However, projects that cannot be funded prior to applicable obligation and liquidation deadlines may not be funded. A portion of the CCE budget includes Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) funding that must be obligated by December 2023 and liquidated by June 2026, as well as State Fiscal Recovery Funds (SFRF) that must be obligated by June 2024 and liquidated by December 2026. The exact timeline for obligation and liquidation of funds for each funded project will be provided in the grant award announcement.

How to Apply

  1. Review the Joint RFA and all attachments;
  2. Read the FAQ before you begin your consultation application;
  3. Visit the Pre-Application Consultations and Technical Assistance page and begin the Pre-Application Process;
  4. Review the Application Guide; and
  5. Begin the application for funding with Survey Monkey Apply.

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has contracted with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), to implement this project, and AHP will offer technical assistance throughout the course of this grant.

CCE Resources

CCE Website Data Dashboard Frequently Asked Questions
Pre-Application Consultations
and Technical Assistance
CDSS Email

LA County CCE Partnership Agreement

The County is interested in supporting providers that have applied, intend to apply, or are considering applying for funding under the State funded Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program. Funding under this program is available to support acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of adult and senior care facilities that serve SSI/SSP and CAPI applicants and recipients and other adults that are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The funding can also be used for a Capitalized Operating Subsidy Reserve (COSR) which provides funding in addition to revenue from SSI/SSP to pay for operating expenses.

Eligible facilities that serve adults and seniors who are SSI/SSP populations include:

  • Peer respite
  • Recovery residence/sober living homes
  • Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs)
  • Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs)
  • Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
  • Recuperative care

LA County Resources
LA County CCE Partnership Agreement Survey
Sample LA County Partnership Agreement
LA County Alliance for Health Integration Email

Advocates for Human Potential
AHP Email
Contact Info

Additional Resources
Webinar- Expanding Capacity for Residential Care through Partnership

Community Care Expansion (CCE) Preservation

General Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program Information

Due to the critical need to expand and improve the behavioral health and long-term care continua in Los Angeles County, the Alliance for Health Integration (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.

CCE Preservation Fund Grants will invest up to $805 million in funding throughout California to support permanent housing with intensive support for some of the most vulnerable individuals with behavioral health and other complex health conditions. The CCE grants will provide 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.

CCE CAPITAL PRESERVATION GRANTS 

Approximately 25% of these funds ($195 million) will be made available for rehabilitation to preserve settings that currently serve the target populations, including $55 million for a Capital Operating Subsidy Reserve (COSR) for existing licensed facilities, including but not limited to those facilities that receive preservation capital funding. These funds will be provided to counties and tribes through a direct-to-county and -tribe allocation process that will be announced separately from this joint Request for Application (RFA).

These future funding opportunities will be announced through the CCE Preservation website.

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has contracted with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), to implement this project, and AHP will offer technical assistance throughout the course of this grant.

CCE Resources

CCE Website Data Dashboard Frequently Asked Questions
CDSS Email

LA County Resources
LA County Alliance for Health Integration Email

Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) Resources
AHP Email
Contact Info

Additional Resources
LA County CCE Preservation Webinar
LA County CCE Preservation Slides
LA County CCE Preservation Webinar: Operator Input

Healthcare Workforce Expansion

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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.