​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Foster Care Model of Care Workgroup

The CalAIM Foster Care Model of Care Workgroup launched on June 26, 2020, with the goal of creating a long-term plan for how children and youth in foster care receive health care services (physical health, mental health, substance use disorder treatment, social services, and oral health) and as an opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback on ways to improve the current system of care for children and youth in foster care. 

Goals for the Workgroup

  • Engage in collaborative discussions to develop policy recommendations and operationally achievable timelines for implementing a new, and/or transitioning to an existing but slightly different, model of care for children and youth in foster care, including Former Foster Youth (FFY) programs and transitioning out of foster programs and services at age 26.
  • Engage in meaningful dialogue and consensus building to ensure all key players, both internal DHCS/CDSS staff and external stakeholders, have an opportunity to provide feedback and perspectives to inform a uniform and agreed upon approach to address the unique and complex health care needs of this vulnerable population.

Guiding Principles
Workgroup Charter

Workgroup Memb​​ership 

​​​Workgroup Roster​​​​​

Public Participat​ion

The public is welcome to attend all meetings by phone or webinar. A public call-in option is available for all workgroup meetings.

Meeting Sched​ule

See below for workgroup agendas and meeting material

Future Meetings

  • August 4, 2022, 9:30-12:30-POSTPONED

    We are still working to prepare for a meaningful and productive discussion. To make the most efficient use of your time, we want to give you the gift of time back onto your calendar on August 4 as we are postponing our meeting. We will reach out to you again when we are prepared to meet and facilitate this important discussion. 

    • Meeting Link - TBD
    • Agenda - TBD
    • ​Presentation - TBD​

Prior Meetings and Resources​

Contact Us

For any questions or concerns about this workgroup, please contact CalAIMFoster@dhcs.ca.gov​.

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