We, as a system and as a community, are currently poised to make a significant difference in the serious challenges that Alameda County is facing. In 2016, Alameda County received a $140 million award across five years from the California Department of Healthcare Service to implement a whole person care pilot to “coordinate health, behavioral health, and social services in a patient-centered manner with the goals of improved health outcomes and more efficient and effective use of resources.”
Our approach is to strengthen our service system so that our consumers’ needs are met by placing the consumer in the center, the place where solutions and possibilities begin. This idea, this approach aligns with many partners and organizations throughout Alameda County and we now have the resources and partnerships to make this vision a reality.
This is an exciting time of transformation and change for our consumers and our system. AC Care Connect is proud to support and join our partners in this journey.
—Dr. Kathleen Clanon, M.D., Medical Director
The Consumer and Family Fellowship is a nine-month skill-building and leadership development experience for consumers and family members of consumers with expertise navigating health care and other public systems in Alameda County. The inaugural cohort of fellows was selected in June 2018 and will spend the remainder of the fellowship developing their leadership style, deepening their understanding of the healthcare system, and advising system leadership on projects to improve the consumer experience.