Collaborations with the County of Los Angeles

Care Connections Program

The partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC DHS) evaluates the impact of the Care Connections Program (CCP), a LAC DHS initiative which aimed to build a community health worker (CHW) integrated care management program for the complex patients empaneled to LAC-DHS primary care practices. The CHWs worked with DHS primary care teams and practices to coordinate care and address the bio psychosocial needs of some of the hardest-to-engage LAC patients. 


In partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC DHS) and the RAND Corporation, the UCLA DECIPHeR Project (Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk Alliance) aims to develop and implement culturally-tailored, evidence-based, multi-level interventions to improve blood pressure (BP) control and reduce BP-related health disparities among patients in LAC DHS.

LA DHS Safety-Net Health Innovation Awards

UCLA CTSI and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC DHS) awards Safety-Net Health Innovation Awards (formerly Implementation Science Awards) to project teams to develop and pilot interventions to enhance quality, efficiency and patient-centeredness of care in the county health care system.

Whole Person Care

Whole Person Care-Los Angeles (WPC–LA) brings together health and social service agencies to coordinate care for LA County’s most vulnerable Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Through 16 programs delivered across Los Angeles County, WPC-LA serves six high-risk populations: people experiencing homelessness, justice involvement, barriers to a healthy pregnancy, serious mental illness, substance use disorder, and complex health conditions.