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 implementation.
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.
(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) employees, in partnership with United Ways (UW) in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, contributed a combined $37,392 for the just-ended 2016 UW campaign. For HPSJ, a not-for-profit managed care health plan which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary serving local families, this is the latest in a long tradition where HPSJ employees step up and out, on behalf of members and communities. During the past 18 years, HPSJ employees have raised $395,000.
Santa Barbara, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 – To ensure that vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities continue to receive at-home medical services, CenCal Health is launching a pilot project with DASH (Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home) to serve its members. DASH is a program in which Dr. Michael Bordofsky and his physician partners with Palliative Care Consultants of Santa Barbara serve members in South Santa Barbara County.
(Alameda, Calif.) – In May 2014, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) placed the Alameda Alliance for Health (Alliance) under a state-managed conservatorship. CEO Scott Coffin joined the Alliance in May 2015 to lead the organizational turnaround, oversee the conservatorship and a subsequent one-year remote monitoring period, and to continue building care management solutions for Alameda County residents.
This event is being held to raise awareness of health and healthcare disparities experienced by African-Americans in San Joaquin County, and to spotlight prevention and strategies that can improve the health and well-being of all area African-American families and communities.
According to San Joaquin County 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment: