Partnerships for Action: California Health Care & Homelessness Learning Collaborative


With the launch of CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal) in January 2022, the California Department of Health Care Services is focused on transforming health care delivery for high-need populations, including people experiencing homelessness.

To address the challenges related to improving health care access for those experiencing homelessness, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), with support from CHCF, is launching Partnerships for Action: California Health Care & Homelessness Learning Collaborative. This two-year initiative will support partnerships between health care and homeless service organizations to pilot projects focused on improving care delivery for Californians experiencing homelessness.

The objectives of Partnerships for Action are to:

  • Build the capacity of health care organizations, managed care plans, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to collaborate on the creation of a more robust support network for people experiencing homelessness
  • Foster peer-to-peer learning through virtual and in-person learning sessions, convenings, site visits, and affinity groups
  • Spread best practices related to health care and homelessness across California and nationally

This initiative builds on the foundation set by the California Health Care and Homelessness Learning Community, which enabled peer-to-peer learning between providers, managed care plan staff, and other key stakeholders in California.

Call for Applications: Partnerships for Action

This two-year learning collaborative, made possible by the California Health Care Foundation and coordinated by the Center for Health Care Strategies, will support up to six cross-sector teams of California-based organizations in partnering to improve health care for people experiencing homelessness.

Teams consisting of staff from health care and homeless service provider organizations are encouraged to apply. Eligibility criteria can be found in the Request for Applications (PDF)Applications were due April 5, 2022.

A webinar for prospective applicants was held on March 15, 2022. View a recording of the webinar and FAQs (PDF) about the application process.