Newsroom

The HASD&IC Biweekly Briefing provides timely news and information for HASD&IC members and associates and is published on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Key articles and issues of interest from each publication, along with the President’s Message, are included below. Media statements and press releases can also be found here.  

Associate Member Spotlight: Exodus Recovery

The Exodus Recovery philosophy of treatment is grounded in a strong belief in the whole person care model. Exodus promotes an innovative treatment model that integrates physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment in order to foster hope, empowerment, self-sufficiency, and recovery to vulnerable high utilizers of community services.  Since 1989, Exodus Recovery […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Aetna Better Health of California

Founded in 1853 in Hartford, CT, Aetna is committed to providing individuals (including Medicare and Medicaid enrollees), employers, health care professionals, producers, and others with innovative benefits, products, and services globally. Now a subsidiary company of CVS Health Corporation, Aetna knows that the health, safety, and well-being of your patients are the top priority. That’s […]

Two Important Occasions to Recognize in September

The month of September marks two important occasions meant to recognize important needs in our community. The first — Hunger Awareness Month/Hunger Action Month — is designed to draw attention to the fact that food insecurity is greater than ever. Throughout the country, millions of Americans are being forced to make budgeting decisions while facing grocery […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Molina Healthcare of California

Molina Healthcare of California  Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for 40 years. The company serves members through Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California (Marketplace). Molina’s service areas include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Orange, and Imperial counties. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a […]

On-Demand Recording Offers PSPS Resources and Medical Baseline Program Information

During times of extreme weather, California power companies recommend residents have a disaster preparedness plan in place in the event power must be shut off for safety reasons. Medical baseline programs enable patients who depend on power for certain medical conditions and independent living needs to lower energy rates and, most importantly, receive advance notice […]

5 Things To Know: Workforce, Health Equity Webinars, Behavioral Health, Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

WORKFORCE: The San Diego Workforce Partnership recently launched the Healthcare Administration Pathways Program. This program will put participants with no health care experience (but preferable experience in hospitality or retail) through the UC San Diego (UCSD) Division of Extended Studies Revenue Cycle and Management Intensive Course at no cost to them. The partnership is working […]

Addressing the Needs of a Growing Aging Population

As San Diego County’s population ages, so do this demographic’s health needs. Consider that by the year 2030, one in four San Diegans will be age 60 or older. That’s why in 2019, the San Diego Senior Emergency Care Initiative was launched. This first-of-its-kind public-private partnership — spearheaded by the County of San Diego and […]

What ‘Stranger Things’ Shows Us About Relationships

If your house is anything like mine, lately you’ve probably been hearing a lot about Netflix’s hit show “Stranger Things.” You may even be a fan of it yourself. You’re probably also well aware that the show centers on a number of mysteries and supernatural events occurring around the fictitious town of Hawkins, Indiana.  

5 Things To Know: CalAIM Incentive Payment Plan, Retention Payment Program, Monkeypox Resources

CALAIM INCENTIVE PAYMENT PLAN PROGRAM UPDATE: The California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Incentive Payment Program is intended to support the implementation and expansion of enhanced care management and community supports by incentivizing managed care plans (MCPs) to drive MCP delivery system investment in provider capacity and delivery system infrastructure. It is also intended to […]

President’s Message

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