​​​Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel

Effective January 1, 2015, the Medi-Cal Children’s Health Advisory Panel (MCHAP) was formed under the terms of Assembly Bill (AB) 357 (Pan, Chapter 376, Statutes of 2014) which codifies the administration of the Panel at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Previously, the Panel had served as an advisory body for the former Healthy Families Program (HFP), which was administered by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB). On January 1, 2014 the Panel began operating as a stakeholder group for DHCS, and was collaboratively renamed to the Advisory Panel for Medi-Cal Families. In 2017, Senate Bill (SB) 220 (Pan, Chapter 280, Statutes of 2017) revised the qualification criteria for three MCHAP positions, established member term lengths, and made other minor technical changes.

MCHAP advises DHCS on policy and operational issues that affect children in Medi-Cal. The Panel consists of a 15-member advisory body whose members include recognized stakeholders and experts in their fields, medical professionals, advocates and parent members. To facilitate focused discussion of children’s health issues, the meetings generally are designed in a ‘deep dive’ format with discussions on one or two topics at each meeting. 

Next Meeting                                                      

Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel Meeting
Thursday, June 24, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.



Please register in advance

Call-in participants who do not register for the webinar will not be able to view presentation materials, and will not be able to make oral public comments. However, written public comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. June 24, at MCHAP@dhcs.ca.gov.


For audio access only, call:

Dial-In(415) 655-0001

Access Code: 145 887 8729​​


​​Upcoming Meetings                            

  • June 24, 2021
  • September 9, 2021
  • December 9, 2021
If you are interested in receiving information on meetings or have general inquiries, please email


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