Category: Whole Person Care


UCLA Issues Interim WPC Evaluation, Finds Progress in Improving Care for Californians

This week, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research published its draft interim report of the Whole Person Care (WPC) Program, finding significant progress in establishing crucial data systems and core infrastructure needed to coordinate services for WPC clients. This infrastructure includes processes to support effective care coordination among county and community-based providers, development of…

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DHCS Issues Guidance on $20m Funding Opportunity for Non-WPC Counties

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) today issued guidance related to the 2019-20 Governor’s Budget investment of $20 million from the Mental Health Services Fund to encourage additional counties to initiate Whole Person Care-like pilot capacity at the local level. California has successfully established 25 Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilot programs throughout the…

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UCLA Issues Policy Brief on WPC Care Coordination

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Policy Research recently completed an evaluation of the state’s Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilot program, finding that the collaboration among medical, behavioral, and social service providers improves the lives of patients with complex needs. Recall, WPC Pilots are part of the Department of…

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CHCF Features Work of WPC Pilots Through Papers, Video

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) recently released several resources related to California’s Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilots and their intensive work to coordinate physical health, behavioral health, and social services for Medi-Cal enrollees with the most complex health conditions. The WPC Pilots are part of Medi-Cal’s 1115 Waiver and seek to deliver comprehensive services…

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WPC Webinar to be Hosted on Tuesday, March 19

The Whole Person Care (WPC) Learning Collaborative will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 19 from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm entitled “Psychiatric Respite, Medical Respite, and Sobering Centers: Lessons from WPC.” The webinar will feature presentations from Santa Clara and San Francisco on their experiences launching or expanding psychiatric and medical respite, as well as…

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WPC Pilot Profiles Now Available Online

CHEAC, along with our partners at the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems/Safety Net Institute (CAPH/SNI), recently developed individual profiles of the Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilots throughout the state. These profiles feature the innovative approaches of the WPC Pilots in coordinating health, behavioral health, and social services in a patient-centered manner with…

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WPC Data Sharing Convening Registration Due May 15

CHEAC, in partnership with CAPH/SNI, CSAC, and CBHDA, will be hosting a Whole Person Care (WPC) Data Sharing Convening on Tuesday, May 22 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Hilton Hotel – Oakland Airport. The convening will bring together WPC leads, behavioral health leads, county counsel, and other team members to share legal,…

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Second Round of Whole Person Care Pilots Gains CMS Approval

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved a second round of Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilot Projects, expanding efforts to provide comprehensive health care to medically-complex patients. CMS approved 15 applications in this round, eight of which built upon previously-approved pilots and seven of which were new pilots. The WPC is intended…

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Whole Person Care Second-Round Webinar

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a webinar next Friday, January 27, from 9:30 – 11:00 am, for new entities interested in participating in the second round of the Whole Person Care pilots (WPC).  The webinar will cover the application, budget, and program requirements. To sign up for the webinar, click here….

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