The California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Initiative seeks to transform and align all elements of Medi-Cal into a standardized, simplified system focused on helping enrollees live healthier lives. CalAIM builds upon the successes of several statewide programs, including the Whole Person Care (WPC) Program, and shifts the Medi-Cal program to a population health approach that works to deliver more equitable, coordinated, and person-centered care. The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) secured from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approval for the CalAIM Section 1115 Demonstration and CalAIM Section 1915(b) Waiver on December 29, 2021. CalAIM will be operational through December 31, 2026.


Upcoming Webinars & Office Hours

  • PATH CITED Round 2 Office Hours – Fridays at 10:00 am, April 7-May 26 – Meeting Link

DHCS has concluded its webinar and office hour opportunities for 2022; all previous webinar recordings and materials can be accessed here. See the PATH section below for additional technical assistance resources.

CalAIM Initiative Components

Below, CHEAC highlights important information and upcoming advisory group meetings specific to CalAIM topics and components of most interest to local health departments.

(Please note: The components detailed below are not exhaustive and do not represent all CalAIM activities and programs.)

Enhanced Care Management (ECM)

Community Supports

Justice-Involved Populations

Population Health Management (PHM)

Children & Youth

County CCS Oversight & Monitoring

Providing Access and Transforming Health (PATH)

In addition to the above CalAIM components, DHCS will begin covering Community Health Worker (CHW) services as a Medi-Cal benefit beginning July 1, 2022. This additional benefit is anticipated to support many of the CalAIM services and components. Additional information on CHWs as a Medi-Cal benefit is available here.

Additional Resources