RDA provides support to local efforts to improve access, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health care for low-income people. Through planning and grant writing, data analysis and evaluation we foster system reforms to help maximize the effectiveness of health care safety net services.
Some of our projects include:
Solano County Wellness/CMSP Planning Project- Improving Health Care for Uninsured Adults
Solano County is implementing a comprehensive Managed Health Care System serving very low-income and indigent adults. The Partnership Healthplan of California (PHC), and the County Medical Services Program (CMSP) and the Solano County Department of Health and Social Services are implementing a Managed Healthcare system for medically indigent adults. This system is expected to serve 3,000-5,000 of Solano County’s low-income and homeless residents each year.
This program gives beneficiaries who were formerly dependent on hospital emergency rooms for basic health care, access to over 80% of the county’s primary care and specialty providers. In addition, beneficiaries are able to access medications, durable medical equipment and special substance abuse and mental health services.
Nueva Vida- A Latino Mental Health Self-Help Center
Working in collaboration with mental health consumers and Solano County Mental Health Services, RDA designed what we believe is the first Latino mental health consumer self-help center in America. The center is staffed and governed by Latino mental health consumers. This project received $1 million from the California Wellness Foundation to help support its first 3 years of operation.
RDA has experience in doing research and developing model projects in the following areas:
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Adult Mental Health Services
- Health Care Reform
- Elder Friendly Communities