MHLA Community Partner Connection Newsletter
Happy belated Thanksgiving. I am thankful for our ongoing partnership with each and every one of you. I hope everyone had a safe holiday and that you were able to take some time to relax.
In December, we will begin recruiting for our MHLA Community Council, which will be made up of MHLA staff, participants and family members. The vision is “to collaborate with our participants and their families to improve their experience and the quality of the MHLA program.” Look out for the recruitment flyers and information.
We are making a few changes to the MHLA Mental Health Prevention Project. The changes primarily focus on the screening process. Thank you to CCALAC for hosting the biweekly meetings and to all of the CPs who participated in a workgroup to discuss how to improve the project. We plan to issue a Provider Information Notice with the changes soon.
Finally, the Medi-Cal expansion is only six months away. We are working with the Department of Public Social Services to identify which of our participants 50 and older are already on restricted scope Medi-Cal. We will forward the names and Medi-Cal status to each CPs.
Thank you again! — Anna Gorman, Director of Community Partnerships
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MHLA is working to expand access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for MHLA participants. Previously, MHLA participants could only get medications such as Buprenorphine, Disulfiram and Naltrexone if the prescriptions were written by a provider at their Medical Home clinic.learn more
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What is the purpose of the “My Health LA Incentive Project”?
The purpose of the project is to incentivize CPs to bring MHLA participants into their assigned medical home clinic for in-person “Included Services.”
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MHLA is happy to announce the LA County Department of Health Services’ 8th Annual Diabetes Day, which will take place on December 6.learn more
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In recognition of the recent Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 18-24), MHLA is proud to highlight the antibiotic educational resources developed by our Pharmacy Administrator, Ventegra.learn more
Please keep encouraging your patients to get vaccinated before and during the holidays.
The MHLA Team