Eliminating Health Disparities in the Medi-Cal Population
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) produces a series of one-page fact sheets, titled Health Disparities in the Medi-Cal Population. The fact sheets provide a snapshot of the health of Medi-Cal members from various backgrounds, compared to the state population, so that health organizations, government officials, policymakers, and advocates can better understand possible disparities. DHCS has made a strong commitment to eliminate health disparities and inequities, and this commitment is reflected in the Department’s Strategic Plan, the DHCS Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care (DHCS Quality Strategy), and collaborations with various programs statewide.
This page includes a link to the health disparities fact sheets, interventions related to these facts sheets, and sign-up for future updates. The topics highlighted include: infant mortality, child vaccination, cancer screening, physical activity, obesity, hypertension, depression, palliative care, hospital acquired conditions, and breastfeeding. On the intervention webpage there are potential health disparities and inequities interventions related to these fact sheets for our Medi-Cal population. On the update webpage, you can sign-up to receive an email when the health disparities website is updated.
For questions or comments, please e-mail the Office of the Medical Director at OMD@dhcs.ca.gov.