Behavioral Health (reports to Government Programs)

Chair: Terri Stratton, Executive Director, El Dorado Community Health Center
Staff: Michael Helmick
Support Staff: Daisy Po’oi

  • Monitor implementation of the behavioral health Medi-Cal managed care carve in and address outstanding issues with the system transition as they arise
  • Keep members informed of the moving parts in the behavioral health expansion and identify ways to improve the system of care
  • Monitor the development and implementation of the 1115 Waiver Drug Medi-Cal amendment and report to 1115 Waiver work group
  • Inform policy recommendations and priorities related to behavioral health integration

Licensing/OSHPD 3 (reports to Government Programs)

Chair: Alvaro Fuentes, Executive Director, Community Clinic Consortium  
Staff: Michael Helmick
Support Staff: Daisy Po'oi

  • Identify health center challenges related to licensure, including the application process and requirements, and solutions to mitigate such challenges
  • Mitigation efforts may include seeking clarification and/or negotiating with CDPH and OSHPD, challenging existing requirements through the state’s regulation process, and when necessary, supporting legislation to change the law

Unity Workgroup

Chair: Britta Guerrero, CEO, Sacramento Native American Health Center
Staff: Carmela Castellano-Garcia
Support Staff: Heather Barclay

  • Build unity among members while respecting differences/diversity of perspectives.
  • Reflect on what works and what processes can be improved through collaboration and communication. 
  • Improve processes that facilitate overall effectiveness of Association mission, advocacy, and achievement of strategic goals. 

Wrap Cap Pilots

Chair: Marty Lynch, CEO, Lifelong Medical
Staff: Andie Patterson
Support Staff: Daisy Po’oi

  • Develop the wrap cap PMPM rate
  • Strategize how to partner with health plans and the Department of Health Care Services
  • Prepare for the necessary internal practice transitions necessary to implement a model that removes the face to face visit requirement
  • Comprised of members who are interested in constructing and participating in a payment reform demonstration