Supporting Medi-Cal Youth and Families:

What Plans Need to Know About DHCS Latest Release of Guiding Principles

In March 2022, DHCS released key guiding principles and considerations Medi-Cal plans will need to consider when designing programs for their Medicaid members, specifically youth and families. With 1 in 3 Californians insured under Medi-Cal, and over 13 million members at stake, these principles will become key focus areas for plans in 2023 and beyond.

This report will study each of the 8 principles and provide plans with insights and opportunities to apply DHCS strategy in supporting families and children covered by Medi-Cal while enhancing health outcomes for the nation’s most vulnerable population.


Key Outcomes in this White Paper:

improvement in member knowledge of plan benefits by mPulse program
members who attended at least one well-care visit due to texting program
therapy sign-ups attributed to mPulse text outreach for a behavioral health support program