LOS ANGELES (September 23, 2014) –The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved the creation of the My Health LA (MHLA) program, which will strengthen primary care access, promote coordination and improve health outcomes for LA County’s remaining uninsured. The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) lauded the action, commending the Board and the County.
“LA’s health centers are deeply committed to this program, their ongoing partnership with LA County, and most importantly, the patients they serve,” said CCALAC President and CEO Louise McCarthy. “Our joint efforts to build and implement My Health LA will create a strong foundation for the continued development of a world-class system of care for all residents of LA County.”
Clinic leaders voiced their support for the program and the ongoing partnership. “We are committed to the success of My Health LA,” said Dr. Elisa Nicholas, CCALAC Board Chair and President of The Children’s Clinic “Serving Children and Their Families” in Long Beach,. “The patients are at the center of all that we do. Our approach to the My Health LA program is framed by our standing commitment to provide the best care for our patients.”
The MHLA program has evolved from a decades-long partnership between LA County and local community clinics and health centers. The program includes primary care services at clinics, such health screenings, physicals, chronic disease management, and prescription medications. Specialty care and more acute services will be provided by LA County’s Department of Health Services. The program, which begins October 1, is expected to provide access to 146,000 uninsured LA County residents.