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For the past fifteen years, the Center for the Health Professions has trained leaders and emerging leaders in health systems throughout California and across the nation. We are very proud of the individual and collective contributions our alumni are making in health care. In order to maintain the high bar we’ve set for ourselves to provide relevant and effective curriculum, we have continuously evaluated our training programs. Learn More »

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Right at Home in Los Angeles: Building the Safety Net Medical Home


Alexander (Alex) Li, MD joined Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LA DHS) as the first Chief Executive Officer of Ambulatory Care Network in May 2011. LA DHS, comprised of nineteen free-standing community clinics and four hospital medical centers, is the second largest municipal health system in the United States. The nineteen Ambulatory Care Network clinics serve as the medical home for over 280,000 empaneled primary care patients.

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Shaking up the dental safety-net: elimination of optional adult dental Medicaid benefits in California

Author: Elizabeth Mertz, Sonia Rab Alam, Cynthia Wides

In July 2009, California eliminated funding for most adult non-emergency Medicaid dental benefits (Denti-Cal). This paper presents the findings from a qualitative assessment of the impacts of the Denti-Cal cuts on California's oral health safety-net.