Cal Optima Approves $10 Million for Homeless Health
The Orange County Health Care Agency was recently awarded a $10M grant to expand access to recuperative care for homeless Cal Optima members.
Recuperative care locations offer a safe place for homeless people to recover after being discharged from a hospital or other facility. Studies show that recuperative care promotes quality health care and helps prevent costly re-hospitalizations.
The funding will be administered through the Whole-Person Care Pilots program that focuses on coordinating care and improving outcomes for vulnerable Medi- Cal beneficiaries. The pilot program served 445 homeless individuals last year, and this funding will help meet the projected needs of approximately 2,400 individuals over the next three years.
Cal Optima is a county organized health system that administers health insurance programs for low-income children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities in Orange County.