Community Partners, Every August, health centers around the country host events, health fairs and more to mark National Health Center Week. We know your hard work and dedication isn’t limited to just August but rather continues every day of the year. Nevertheless, the My Health LA team was excited to see the various celebrations earlier this month. Some featured giveaways to patients and families, while others included local legislators and dignitaries. There were dental screenings, back-to-school fairs, food markets, enrollment events, homeless connect days, open houses and ribbon cuttings. They all served to raise awareness about the critical role of community health centers in our health care landscape. Los Angeles County and its residents depend on you for ensuring access, providing high-quality care and bridging health disparities. Thank you to all of you!
Here at My Health LA, we recently held a gratitude event for all the staff in the program. Former director Amy Luftig Viste and I handed out certificates and gifts to everyone, and we shared memories and a delicious lunch to thank our staff for their years of contributions to the program, to the Community Partner clinics and most importantly, to our MHLA participants. We hope you will extend a special thank you to any MHLA staff member who you may have worked with throughout the program. Congratulations to two of our staff members, Mattie Jones and Veronica Christian, who both retired this summer.
Thank you and please continue to watch out for announcements and upcoming information about specialty care transitions, the incentive program, and more.
Looking forward to fall deadlines, please remember that September 30, 2023 is the last day to add a new clinic site with a completed/approved Health Plan FSR.
- Anna Gorman, My Health LA Director
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In the July edition of the CP Connection Newsletter, we delved into the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program that serves as an origin for what would evolve into Healthy Way LA (HWLA) and then later My Health LA. In this issue of the MHLA Retrospective Series, we will examine the events leading to the creation of HWLA.learn more
Adult Allergy Services in DHSAdult Allergy Services in DHS https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2023/08/Allergy_Test-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
We are pleased to announce that DHS and MLK Outpatient Center has recruited an adult allergist to provide ambulatory clinic and eConsult services for adult allergy patients across DHS and MHLA community partners.learn more
MHLA Eligibility and Enrollment AuditsMHLA Eligibility and Enrollment Audits https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2023/08/Compliance-1024x410.jpg 1024 410 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
As the MHLA sunsetting date draws closer, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our Community Partners and other involved parties that the Eligibility Review Unit will continue to conduct eligibility audits and will evaluate and deny individuals who are not eligible for the program, such as for income, LA County residence or age ineligibility.learn more
Get Help with Becoming a U.S. CitizenGet Help with Becoming a U.S. Citizen https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2023/08/LA-County-Library-Citizenship.jpg 874 849 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
The Los Angeles County Library has partnered with L.A. County Office of Immigrant Affairs to provide resources and guidance for those on the path to citizenship. All County Library locations can assist with locating material on citizenship and immigration.learn more
Patient Advisory CommitteePatient Advisory Committee https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2023/08/Virtual-meeting-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
In late 2021, we started a My Health LA Community Council, made up of MHLA staff, participants and family members. We had some successful meetings and received valuable input for the 50+ transition/older adult transition from MHLA to Medi-Cal.learn more