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DHCS Medi‑Cal Strategy to Support Health and Opportunities for Children and Families Webinar

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released Medi-Cal’s Strategies to Support Health and Opportunity for Children and Families on March 2, 2022. The report outlines a strategy to unify the common threads of existing and newly proposed child and family health initiatives under Medi-Cal and strengthen DHCS’ accountability and oversight of children’s services. The strategy consists of eight initiatives:

  • Implement a new leadership structure and engagement approach
  • Strengthen the coverage base for California’s children
  • Fortify the pediatric preventative and primary care foundation
  • Strengthen access to pediatric vaccinations
  • Enhance accountability for high-quality and equitable care for children
  • Apply a family-centered approach
  • Address the children and adolescent behavioral health crisis
  • Next steps on the foster care model of care

DHCS will be hosting an informational webinar on March 14, 2021, at 10:00 AM to discuss the action areas and initiatives.