Advancing Whole-Person Care

California's most vulnerable, complex patients often experience a number of concurrent and unmet healthcare needs, while also facing social and economic challenges that further complicate their wellbeing. Without the will or tools to improve and coordinate care for these high-need patients, the result is a system in which the most vulnerable individuals are left with the least support and greatest barriers. We believe that part of the solution is the development of "whole-person care” - a model built to address patients' physical health, behavioral health, and social-service needs in concert, rather than in isolation. 

Since 2014, the Foundation has funded practical frameworks, research, and case studies focused on the design and delivery of whole-person care in the safety net. The resources below are meant to help communities and providers as they work together to make whole-person care a reality across California.

      > Disrupting the Pathway

       A prevention approach to medical high utilization

     > Developing Safety-Net Care Management in California 

Strategies for developing county-level care management initiatives that respond to a wider range of patient needs


    > Integrating Housing & Health 

Successful initiatives in three California counties provide information on how to advance housing as a healthcare strategy



     > Medical High Utilization 

A complex challenge that can be prevented  


     > An Opportunity to Move from Coverage to Whole-Person Care 

Policy solutions for California’s Medi-Cal program to support more coordinated, connected, and efficient systems of care  


     > Opportunities for Whole-Person Care in California 

Six key dimensions of whole-person care and promising activities, opportunities, and challenges for California counties



     > National Approaches to Whole-Person Care in the Safety Net 

Six dimensions of whole-person care and promising models across the country, including dual-eligible demonstrations and safety-net Accountable Care Organizations & Communities



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