Planning Grant for Study on Access to Specialty Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

Investigator: Andrew B. Bindman, MD
Sponsor: California HealthCare Foundation

Location(s): United States


The Specialty Care Initiative (SCI) is a statewide collaboration between Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit and CHCF focused on improving access to specialty care services for vulnerable populations in California. Beginning in 2007, more than 20 coalitions engaged in strategies to address regional needs by increasing access to specialty care for vulnerable populations, decreasing inappropriate demand for specialty care, and improving health care delivery for the safety net. The initiative supported those community coalitions that were able to develop and implement strategies to improve specialty care access.