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Reimagining Medi-Cal: Collaborating with Families and Communities to Advance Child Health Equity

This report examines Medi-Cal managed care as a tool to advance child health equity, and it looks at the extent to which managed care plans can play a central role in Medi-Cal responding to social drivers of health and health-related social needs, particularly for children’s health.

This report is the culmination of the Equity Through Engagement (ETE) project, a partnership of The Children’s Partnership, the California Children’s Trust, and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality to advance child health equity in California. As part of the ETE project, the partners conducted policy-relevant quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to examine opportunities for California to integrate community partnerships and interventions into its Medi-Cal health care financing and delivery systems in order to advance child health equity.

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Mayra E. Alvarez, M.H.A.

President - The Children's Partnership

Mayra E. Alvarez, M.H.A. is President of The Children's Partnership, a nonprofit advocacy organization working... Read Bio