CHPS Publishes Policy Brief on CalAIM and Justice-Involved Populations

California Health Policy Strategies (CHPS) recently issued a policy brief providing an overview of the California Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) implications for reentry and justice-involved populations. CHPS details the background of the Newsom Administration’s CalAIM proposal and discusses potential changes in health services delivery and financing for justice-involved populations, namely through pre-release planning, behavioral health-facilitated referral and linkage, enhanced care management, and in lieu of services.

CHPS identifies a series of overarching issues with the CalAIM proposal as it relates to justice-involved populations, including engagement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Department of State Hospitals (DSH), deployment of community health workers, access to housing, and a continuum of community-based interventions.

The full CHPS policy brief is available here.