MHLA Community Partner Connection Newsletter
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Over the past several months, the LA County Department of Health Services has embarked on equity and inclusion efforts. The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Antiracism Initiative aims to change practices and policies that have contributed to patient care and workforce inequities. The Department is committed to doing everything possible to reduce race and identity-based disparities in health care. We will be conducting stakeholder outreach in the strategic planning process over the next several months to bring together diverse perspectives and experiences of community members, clinics and organizations. We may reach out to some of you and we hope you will help us build an equitable healthcare system.
In My Health LA, we are planning for the transition of the My Health LA participants aged 50 and over to full-scope Medi-Cal. We are talking to advocacy organizations, CCALAC, enrollment entities and the Supervisors’ offices about the best ways to work together to support outreach and education about the Medi-Cal expansion. The MHLA program is also determining how the expansion will impact participants and the program as a whole. We will be in touch soon, but the top priority right now is enrolling as many MHLA participants as possible in restricted scope Medi-Cal. We want to make sure our participants do not have any gap in coverage following the transition.
Thank you very much. — Anna Gorman, Director of Community Partnerships
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My Health LA is beginning its annual audits right after Labor Day. The audit team will conduct the FY 21-22 annual audits remotely but will conduct pre-site audits in person. The auditors will use attestations, video conferencing, document submission and screen sharing during the audit process.learn more
Win Over Diabetes: Patient Education Webinar for Diabetes Care For all DHS and MHLA patients. Providers welcome too.Win Over Diabetes: Patient Education Webinar for Diabetes Care For all DHS and MHLA patients. Providers welcome too. https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2021/08/Diabetes-education-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
Join us for Win Over Diabetes patient education webinar for diabetes care offered in Spanish and English, sponsored by the DHS Endocrinology Primary Care Workgroup.learn more
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The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs offers free financial resources for community members through Get Ahead LA.learn more
Community Navigators to Connect LA County Immigrants to Critical ServicesCommunity Navigators to Connect LA County Immigrants to Critical Services https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2021/08/Older-man-woman-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA), part of the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, is rising to the challenge to deliver critical information directly to LA County’s immigrants through a new, groundbreaking private-public initiative.learn more
2021 LASPN Virtual Suicide Prevention Summit2021 LASPN Virtual Suicide Prevention Summit https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2021/08/Yellow-ribbon.jpg 1000 666 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
The Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Network is excited to announce its 11th Annual (virtual) Summit, “Re-envisioning the Journey Together; The Hero in All of Us.” on September 14th and 15th.learn more