Alameda County's Whole Person Care Pilot
In November 2016, the State of California announced that Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) had been awarded more than $140 million by the California Department of Health Care Services for an ambitious and innovative program that aims to improve health outcomes for the homeless and other high utilizers of health care services while reducing avoidable costs.
The program, known as AC Care Connect, focuses on people experiencing homelessness, people who are high utilizers of multiple systems, including emergency services, hospitalizations, and law enforcement, and people with complex conditions who need care coordination across multiple systems in order to obtain good treatment outcomes. An estimated 20,000 people will be touched over the four years of the program.
AC Care Connect is managed by Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Administration, Indigent Health & Cross-Jurisdictional Programs.
News Release (11/14/2016)
California Department of Health Care Services
List of grantees State-wide
"County Receives Grant to Help Fund Health Care," The Independent (11/17/16)
"Alameda County receives $140 million grant from state toward health care," The Daily Californian (11/16/16)
"Alameda County: $140 Million Health Grant Targets Needs of Homeless, 'High Utilizers,'" Post News Group (11/14/16)
"Alameda County Awarded $140 Million Grant to Serve Homeless, Other 'High Utilizers,'" The Patch (11/14/16)
"Grant helps Alameda County fight homelessness and better serve the chronically ill," East Bay Times (11/4/16)