Strengthening The Safety Net

STRENGTHENING THE SAFETY NET

6. Medi-Cal Benefits Education and Outreach

Grants must be used for programs that conduct outreach and education to CalOptima members about their Medi-Cal benefits, what services are covered and available, how to get services, who to contact for questions, etc. For example, programs may include a one-on-one and/or group setting educational approach. Funds are for non-Medi-Cal contracted services and may not be used as reimbursement for Medi-Cal covered services.

7. Expand Access to Primary Care Services and Programs Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Grants must be used for programs that expand/increase direct services to CalOptima members for primary health care by increasing number of staff, extending hours/days of operation and/or providing additional services. For example, programs may include expansion of mobile primary health care services, and/or provide evening/weekend hours etc. Programs should also offer services and/or connections to community resources that focus on the social determinants of health such as distribution or connection to healthy food, farm-to-family model, understanding your health (health literacy), etc. Programs must include outreach and education to promote awareness of and connect CalOptima members to the services being provided. Funds are for non-Medi-Cal contracted services and may not be used as reimbursement for Medi-Cal covered services.

8. Expand Adult Dental Services and Provide Outreach

Grants must be used for programs that expand/increase direct dental services to CalOptima members ages 19–64 (adults) by increasing the number of staff, extending hours/days of operation and/or providing additional services. For example, programs may include services provided at primary care locations, through a mobile unit, and/or provide evening/weekend hours. Programs must include outreach and education to promote awareness of and connect CalOptima members to the services being provided. Funds are for non-Medi-Cal contracted services and may not be used as reimbursement for Medi-Cal covered services.

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