Investing in community health and wellness

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The Alliance’s Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program (MCGP) invests in health care and community organizations in Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. In the first quarter of 2024, the MCGP invested $8.3M million to improve health care access and address social drivers that influence health and wellness for our members.  

Funding opportunities are available to community organizations who serve Medi-Cal members in our five counties. Areas of funding include health care workforce recruitment, support for children and family wellbeing, promotion of physical activity and community engagement to improve health care access. All programs support community partners in developing local, innovative solutions with a focus on health equity. 


A recent Equity Learning for Health Professionals grant recipient, Merced County Office of Education, is using their grant funding to hold a 48-hour training series, How the Physiology of Generational & Historical Trauma Impacts Equity 

“Through a commitment to cultural humility, we contracted with an expert in the field of trauma-informed care to address how our health care providers could further develop empathy and understanding, paving the way for trust-based relationships and improved communication with patients they serve. Our goal with this grant from the Alliance is to give health professionals in Merced County the knowledge and ability to promote diversity and inclusion in their workplaces, communicate in a culturally competent manner with Medi-Cal members and other clients and create internal policies at their clinics that promote equity.”  

Dennis Haines, Family Social Services Supervisor,

Merced County Office of Education’s Family Resource Center 

To learn more about the Alliance’s Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program, register for our next informational webinar on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. 

Visit the Alliance’s Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program webpage for more information about our funding priorities, current opportunities and impact in our communities.  

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