MHLA Community Partner Connection Newsletter
We hope everyone had a good June commemorating Juneteenth and celebrating Pride Month and that you all were able to mark both in a way that recognized the history and contributions of our Black and our LGBTQ+ colleagues, patients and community members. We thank you for always being inclusive and welcoming to all patients and we, too, at LA County DHS are committed to a culture of inclusion.
DHS recently completed a draft Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (EDIA) strategic plan and received input through a series of listening sessions with staff, patients, and community members (including some of you). We look forward to sharing the final strategic plan with all of you soon.
We also wanted to take a moment, following the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, to share that DHS is committed to providing comprehensive women’s health services. As part of that, we do – and will continue to – provide access to reproductive health services and safe abortion services.
And now, for a few My Health LA updates. We have reached the end of the quality incentive program, which ran from October to June and was designed to encourage CPs to bring MHLA participants back for in-person care. Since CPs have until the end of August to submit encounter data, we will start the calculations in early September and will inform CPs about the incentive payments at that time.
Thanks for getting your amendments signed on time, whether you chose to continue providing mental health prevention services. We had a total of 30 CPs decide to continue providing the services in FY 22-23 and 21 CPs decide to end the services this fiscal year. DMH will be holding TA sessions with CPs who are continuing to make sure you have all the information on the new tool for the screening process and how to best use it.
Finally, we are pleased to share that we have a redesigned participant handbook that will be sent to new enrollees and that is available to everyone online. Please look and share with your participants. It provides streamlined and clear information about the program and its services.
Thank you for all you do and enjoy the summer! – Anna Gorman
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Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the combination of “Stay-at-Home” orders, travel restrictions, unemployment, and an uncertain economic future created a matrix of stress, anxiety, and isolation that had a noticeable impact on the mental health of the residents of Los Angeles County.learn more
50+ Older Adult Medi-Cal Transition Update and Call Project50+ Older Adult Medi-Cal Transition Update and Call Project https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2022/06/Self-Management-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
On July 31, 2022, My Health LA will be disenrolling the final wave of our participants who now qualify for Medi-Cal under the older-adult expansion.learn more
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability June 2022 UpdateCOVID-19 Vaccine Availability June 2022 Update https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2022/06/Pediatric-Vaccine-Announcement-1024x1024.jpg 1024 1024 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has updated information regarding expanded COVID-19 vaccination.learn more
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Olive View Medical Center has reached out to My Health LA to inform us that many Community Partners have submitted therapy plans that have become delinquent, with the longest outstanding plan dating back to 2018.learn more
50+ Participants Are Not Being Correctly Assigned to their Primary Care Provider50+ Participants Are Not Being Correctly Assigned to their Primary Care Provider https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2022/06/Magnifying-Glass-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
My Health LA and other advocates for the 50+ transition to Medi-Cal are receiving reports from partners that beneficiaries are being assigned to the incorrect clinic based on their primary care provider or clinic selection in their Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan (MCP) enrollment via Health Care Options.learn more
Award Winners: My Health LA and DMHAward Winners: My Health LA and DMH https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2022/06/Award-and-Team-1024x496.jpg 1024 496 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
We are happy to announce that the 2022 National Association of Counties (NACo) has named the LA County Department of Health Services and the LA County Department of Mental Health as Achievement Award Winners for the My Health LA Mental Health Prevention Program.learn more