The second Virtual Learning Event took place on November 3rd, 2021. The event focused on building and sustaining a diverse and representative integrated workforce, through a panel and Q&A discussion with three experts:
Alfonso Apu, Director of Behavioral Health at Community Medical Centers in San Joaquin County
Nira Singh, Director of Behavioral Health at Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) in Santa Clara County
Eleanor Castillo-Sumi, VP of Research & Program Development at Uplift Family Services in Santa Clara County
Delta Center California hosted a Virtual Learning Event on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. Participants heard a presentation from Sara Gavin, the Chief Behavioral Health Officer at CommuniCare Health Centers, on the topic of foundations of behavioral health and primary care integration.
Many hospital systems grapple with their role in combating the history of racism to promote equity. This new informational brief begins with a background on the impact of structural racism on patients, providers, and the community and a description of a workstream to combat structural racism for America’s Essential Hospitals and its members. It concludes with a description of twelve activities hospitals already perform to combat racism and three actions similar associations are undertaking.
As the first and only health center-led Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in California, and one of a growing number of provider-led safety-net ACOs nationwide, Redwood Community Care Organization (RCCO) is an example of an early foray into accountable care in the safety net.