​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Stakeho​lder Communication Update - Octob​er 2021

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is pleased to share this bimonthly update of important events and actions at the Department. If you are not a subscriber and would like to receive these updates, please sign up on the DHCS website. Check out the Calendar of Events for specific meetings and events, or visit the Stakeholder Engagement Directory for listings by program. You also can view our State Plan Amendments (SPA), and find the most recent data on Medi-Cal enrollment. For questions or suggestions, contact us at DHCSCommunications@dhcs.ca.gov​

Note: several items below include updated timeline and launch date information from the version of this update distributed by email. The items concern MCP procurement, Community Health Worker and Doula Services benefits, and the Peer Specialist Certification Program.​​

Department​ Upda​te​s​​​

  • Leadership Transition
  • California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM)
  • MCP Procurement Timeline and Model Changes Update
  • Medi-Cal COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program

​Program Updates​

  • Behavioral Health Federal Grants Update
  • Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Update
  • CalHOPE
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) Services Benefit
  • Dental Transformation Initiative (DTI)
  • Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS)
  • Doula Services Benefit
  • HIV/AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Program (MCWP) Renewal
  • Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver Renewal
  • Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Spending Plan
  • Medical Interpreters Pilot (MIP) Project
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Medi-Cal Rx Implementation Update
  • Money Follow the Person (MFP) Supplemental Funding Application
  • Peer Specialist Certification Program
  • Postpartum Care Coverage
  • Smile, California Campaign for Medi-Cal Dental Services

St​akeholder Meetings and Webinars​

  • Behavioral Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee (BH-SAC) Meeting
  • CalAIM Justice-Involved Advisory Workgroup
  • CalAIM Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) and Duals Integration Workgroup Meetings
  • California Children's Services (CCS) Advisory Group (AG) Meeting
  • Foster Care Model of Care Workgroup
  • Medi-Cal Consumer-Focused Stakeholder Workgroup (CFSW) Meeting
  • Medi-Cal Dental Los Angeles Stakeholder Meeting
  • Medi-Cal Rx Public Forums
  • Public Hearing on Enrollment Requirements for Pharmacies Providing Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Services
  • Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting
  • Telehealth Advisory Workgroup Meeting
  • Tribes and Indian Health Program Meeting


  • Draft DHCS Comprehensive Quality Strategy (CQS)
  • Medi-Cal COVID-19 Vaccinations Report
  • Senate Bill 75: School-Based Health Care Report

  • Last modified date: 4/7/2022 4:50 PM