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The California Endowment Announces $9.2 Million Investment Over Three Years To Provide Consumer Assistance For New Health Insurance Options

$26.5 million in Medi-Cal outreach and enrollment assistance. $14 million will be used to support enrollment for up to 450,000 Medi-Cal applicants, and $12.5 million will be made available to grants for counties and community-based organizations (CBO's) for Medi-Cal-related outreach to mixed-status families, the homeless, school-age children, and other vulnerable populations. The entire commitment will receive a federal match, for a total investment of $53 million.

$78 million towards Obamacare workforce development, over a period of four years. This investment will fund health professional training slots for underserved communities, scholarships and loan repayment programs, clinic teaching sites and other programs designed to increase and diversify California's health workforce.

About The California Endowment The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people's health. Through its 'Health Happens Here' campaign and ten-year initiative for Building Healthy Communities, The Endowment is creating places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. At its core, The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The California Endowment's homepage at www.calendow.org .

About Health Consumer Alliance The Health Consumer Alliance is a partnership of consumer assistance programs operated by community-based legal service organizations. Their mission is to help Californians obtain essential health care. Since opening its doors in October 1998, the Health Consumer Alliance has helped more than 128,000 consumers with health access problems.

SOURCE The California Endowment

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