We believe that the health of Angelenos begins with access to resources beyond health care. Communities in Los Angeles County facing economic hardship in terms of housing, unemployment, income and education are also the communities with the greatest health needs and lack of access to health services. The health area will continue to support the safety net of clinics and hospitals serving low-income and uninsured Angelenos and will also address the root causes of poor health through core operating support grants.
To achieve these goals, we focus on several key strategies:
- Increase quality clinical direct services to expand availability of timely, affordable and high quality healthcare and health promotion services, including the development of new health care access points; improve patient intermediate health statuses; increase knowledge, confidence and behavior around prevention, detection and management of chronic and other health conditions; and improve access and use of mental health and substance use services.
- Improve pathways to prevention and care that increase availability of integrated and effective systems of healthcare and service delivery; increase care coordination; increase assisted patient navigation; and increase proper utilization of care by patients.
- Support civic engagement in health promotion, disease prevention, health equity, policy and advocacy and insurance enrollment/retention.
- Build organizational capacity to operate more efficiently and effectively, including conducting population health management, data management, and financial sustainability.
Senior Program Officer, Health
213-413-4130 Ext. 250
rveniegas [@] calfund [.] org
Program Officer, Health
213-413-4130 Ext. 231
dtom [@] calfund [.] org