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Local Learning: Health Funders Group Meeting: CalAIM, Street Medicine, and Homeless Services

Los Angeles - Virtual | Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 10:00-11:30AM PT  

Co-Sponsor: Southern California Grantmakers, Grantmakers in Health


Join Funders Together to End Homelessness – Los Angeles and Southern California Grantmakers for their webinar on California’s effort to  transform their state Medicaid program (a campaign known as CalAIM) and its implications for street medicine and homelessness services providers. The session will cover the basics of street medicine, the intersection of housing and health, the opportunities CalAIM represents, and where philanthropy can be supportive.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Why the connections between health and housing are so fundamental
  • How the state and various partners define street medicine
  • How CalAIM can support street medicine, and where additional clarity or support may be needed
  • Where philanthropy can be most useful, especially with regard to coordination of care, cross-sector collaboration, and research into true costs and best practices


Bambi Cisneros, Assistant Deputy Director, Managed Care, Department of Health Care Services

Bambi has over nine years of State of California experience with the Department of Health Care Services and currently serves as the Assistant Deputy Director - Managed Care, Health Care Delivery Systems. In this role, Bambi supports the planning, implementation, coordination, and management of the program and policies associated with California‘s Medi-Cal managed care plans and the managed care delivery system to ensure that Medi-Cal beneficiaries have access to high quality care. 

How to Register:

Please RSVP for this event by using the registration button below. Registration is through Southern California Grantmakers and is held virtually through Zoom.

Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar

March 08, 2023 at 10:00am - 11:30am

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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2023-02-15 14:26:16 -0500

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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