California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) is a 5-year plan to transform the Medi-Cal program and enable it to work more seamlessly with other social services.
What does it mean for you, your family, and community:
- If successfully implemented, CalAIM will improve care for all people enrolled in Medi-Cal. However, many of the reforms focus on helping those with the most complex needs. This includes people with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, disabilities, experiencing homelessness, or transitioning from jail. It will also help children with complex medical conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, or congenital heart disease or who are in foster care.
Why this should matter to you:
- Almost 1 in 4 Black Californians are enrolled in Medi-Cal. In addition, Black communities are often disproportionately impacted by many of the complex issues CalAIM is addressing. CalAIM will take a proactive approach to bring those most in need into care. This includes providing non-medical services such as housing supports, personal care, medically tailored meals, and peer supports.
How you can access benefit/resources:
- To find out if you are eligible to receive Medi-Cal, contact your local county office.