​​​​​​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 professio​nals, 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 centering on several topics at each meeting. ​

Next Meeting                                                      

Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel Meeting
 Thursday, July 14, 2022​

Time: ​
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

The meeting is expected to be held in a hybrid format; attendees can attend in person or virtuall​y.

The California Endowment
1414 K St., first floor conference room 
Sacramento, CA 95814

Please register in advan​ce

Call-in participants who do not register for the webinar will not be able to view presentation materials, and will no​t be able to make oral public comments. However, written public comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. July 13, at MCHAP@dhcs.ca.gov.

For audio access only, call:

Dial-In: (415) 655-0001
Access Code:  2597 644 0840​

Assistive Services
​​​​​​​For individuals with disabilities, DHCS will provide free assistive devices, including language and sign-language interpretation, real-time captioning, note takers, reading or writing assistance, and con​version of trai​ning or meeting materials into braille, large print, audio, or electronic format. To request alternative format or language services, please call or write: 

Department of Health Care Services 
Office of Communications
1501 Capitol Ave, MS 0025, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 440-7660
Please note that the range of assistive services available may be limited if requests are received less than ten working days prior to the meeting or event.

​​Upcoming Meetings                            

  • July 14, 2022
  • September 15, 2022
  • December 8, 2022

If you are interested in receiving information on meetings or have general inquiries, please email


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