CalAIM builds on the experiences and successes of Medi-Cal’s Whole Person Care pilots and Health Homes initiative. Both programs demonstrated the importance of the community-connected workforce, including peer support specialists and community health workers and promotores de salud. These critical members of the care team fulfill a unique role in CalAIM by providing culturally congruent, person-centered support and bridging different health and social services systems. CalAIM strengthens the imperative for managed care plans to support the growth and development of this workforce and to deepen their partnerships with the community-based organizations that often employ them.
Health Workforce Strategies for California
This collection of publications examines the evidence on the impact of key health workforce policy interventions, such as pipeline and loan repayment programs, to achieve goals like diversifying the workforce, increasing the number of health professionals who provide care in a language other than English, and increasing access to care in medically underserved areas.