Director’s Report – November 2018

Providers say unmet social needs – like access to nutritious food, transportation assistance and housing assistance – are leading to worse health for many consumers. Whole person care closes gaps in the safety net by connecting health, behavioral health, and social services in a consumer-centered manner that improves outcomes and manages resources more effectively and […]

Published: Nov 21, 2018

Alameda County Housing Crisis Impacts Half of all Residents

View Housing Solutions for Health Information Kit   Alameda County is facing a housing crisis that has a profound impact on the health of its 1.6 million residents. Fifty-three percent of our residents pay more than 30 percent of their income toward housing costs, and 25 percent have at least one of four severe housing […]

Published: Oct 4, 2018

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AC Care Connect Explores Expanded Street Medicine

Alameda County Convenes Stakeholders to Discuss Street Medicine Programs for the Homeless; AC Care Connect Explores Expanded Street Medicine   Service providers from throughout the region including program directors, physicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners, attended the Alameda County Street Medicine Symposium on September 27th convened by Care Connect, Health Care for the Homeless, and Bright […]

Published: Oct 2, 2018

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Trust Health Center Improves Lives of Underserved Population

View Presentation   Alameda County has model of health care for people who are experiencing homelessness that is attracting the hardest to reach consumers. The Trust Health Center in downtown Oakland reaches the most vulnerable and underserved population with primary care, case management, housing coordination, psychiatry, health coaching, and group activities, such as expressive art […]

Published: Sep 7, 2018

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Alameda County Care Connect Special Update on Housing

View Community Update   Alameda County Care Connect released a special update on homelessness. In fiscal year 2017/2018, a total of 11,415 people were served by the system. Within this population, 1,468 people secured housing. 97 percent of the people in permanent supportive housing remained housed. Partners in the effort to end homelessness include the Alameda […]

Published: Sep 7, 2018

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New Substance Use Treatment and Referral Helpline

Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) recently launched the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver. The DMC-ODS pilot expands residential treatment, as well as detox, case management, and recovery residence/sober living environments. A 24 hours a day/7 days a week Substance Use Treatment and Referral Helpline: 1-844-682-7215 is now available. BHCS/SUD is working closely with […]

Published: Sep 5, 2018

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Bay Area Legal Aid Offers Housing Workshops

A series of workshops are offered to Alameda County residents by Bay Area Legal Aid at no charge and free legal advice about housing rights is available. During the workshops, housing attorneys will offer a “know-your-rights” training on evictions, domestic violence and housing, landlord harassment, rent control and eviction control, and subsidized housing issues. Attorneys will […]

Published: Sep 5, 2018

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Congratulations to the 2018 Alameda County Care Connect Consumer and Family Fellows!

  Alameda County Care Connect is pleased to present the 2018 Consumer and Family Fellows. We received strong interest in the fellowship and selected nine fellows with direct lived experience in the public health, behavioral health, criminal justice, housing, and child welfare systems. A year-long fellowship, Fellows will take part in monthly trainings and work […]

Published: Jul 27, 2018

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Alameda County Community Health Record Delivering Consumer-Centered, Data-Informed Care

  The Alameda County Community Health Record (CHR), scheduled to launch in mid-2019, is a groundbreaking innovation to improve care for Alameda County residents who face the most difficult combination of physical health, mental health, housing, and social challenges. Over the next year, Alameda County Care Connect will work with partners to implement the CHR […]

Published: Jul 26, 2018

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Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System

  Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) launched the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver on July 1st. The DMC-ODS pilot expands residential treatment, as well as detox, case management, and recovery residence/sober living environments. A 24 hours a day/7 days a week Substance Use Treatment and Referral Helpline: 1-844-682-7215 is now available. BHCS/SUD is […]

Published: Jul 26, 2018

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Key Resources for AC Care Connect Consumers

Four key resources are being offered to AC Care Connect Consumers: Care Management, Housing Navigation, Housing Counseling, and Housing Legal Advice.

Published: Jun 20, 2018

Director’s Report – October 2018

Whole person care requires integrated, holistic, person-centered, culturally-affirming care that brings together physical, mental health, and substance use treatment services along with resources and supports to impact social determinants of health. Care coordinators are community builders working to create integrated care teams and resources to meet the needs of their clients. Care Connect is building […]

Published: Oct 23, 2018

Director’s Report – September 2018

Where do people who are experiencing homelessness go when they are released from the hospital and need continued care for optimal health? This among many other questions are being explored.  

Published: Oct 9, 2018

Director’s Report – August 2018

The goal is to improve the experience and outcomes for consumers and families by creating a partnership between health care providers and consumers in the consumer’s own health care. Improving the Consumer and Family Experience is one of the six critical changes being implemented through Alameda County Care Connect. The Consumer and Family Fellowship, the […]

Published: Aug 29, 2018

Director’s Report – July 2018

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) – an illness to be treated with the whole person in mind.

Published: Jul 23, 2018

Director’s Report – June 2018

Whole person care starts with a whole person view. Data Exchange is information to coordinate care for optimal health.  

Published: Jun 19, 2018

Alameda County Hepatitis C Eradication Effort Gains Momentum

New Hepatitis C (Hep C) virus infections can be dramatically reduced and potentially eliminated in Alameda County. The County has the fifth highest rate of newly reported chronic Hep C cases among local health jurisdictions in the State. In June 2016, Alameda County HealthPAC invested in capacity building to increase Hep C screening and treatment. […]

Published: Jun 11, 2018

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Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention and Safety

Alameda County had a 49% Decrease in Opioid Mortality Rates Recently released data for 2017, revealed that Alameda County had a 49% decrease in opioid overdose deaths since 2015. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose according to the Centers for Disease Control. The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency is […]

Published: Jun 4, 2018

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August 2018 Newsletter

Care Integration Supports Consumer and Provider Success

Published: Aug 29, 2018

July 2018 Newsletter

Alameda County Community Health Record scheduled to launch in mid-2019.

Published: Jun 27, 2018

June 2018 Newsletter

Innovation in Behavioral Health Crisis Response System

Published: Jun 1, 2018

Care Connect Launches Consumer and Family Fellowship and Culturally Affirmative Practice Champion Group

During the Alameda County Care Connect Steering Committee on May 18th, Valerie Edwards, Care Connect, Director, Clinical Case Management Methods, presented the Culturally Affirmative Practice Provider Champion Group (CAPPCG). CAPPCG stakeholders are primarily direct service providers committed to improving the engagement across social divides between health care providers and consumers, particularly with consumers of African […]

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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May 2018 Newsletter

Housing Solutions for Health

Published: May 1, 2018

April 2018 Newsletter

New Medical Respite and Wellness Center Planned

Published: Apr 4, 2018

February 2018 Newsletter

AC Care Connect Launches New Website!

Published: Feb 16, 2018

Season’s Greetings 2017

A reflection on program year two.

Published: Dec 23, 2017

September 2017 Newsletter

Problem Solving Learning Community continues. We want to hear from you.

Published: Feb 8, 2018

August 2017 Newsletter

What is the Community Health Record?

Published: Feb 7, 2018

Director’s Report – January 2018

Published: Mar 2, 2018

Director’s Report – February 2018

Published: Mar 2, 2018

Director’s Report – March 2018

Published: Apr 18, 2018

Director’s Report – April 2018

Published: Apr 18, 2018

Director’s Report – May 2018

Published: Jun 1, 2018