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SAC Health Announces Major Grant to Expand Services to Help Improve Quality of Life for Inland Empire

SAC Health was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Services to expand its program of Enhanced Care Management teams, which provides comprehensive care to Medi-Cal patients who are most in need.



San Bernardino - April 3, 2023 SAC Health announced the award of a $2.139 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Services that will help increase the healthcare management of those who are in most need throughout the region. Through the following programs: ​California Advancing and​Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Initiative; Providing Access and Transforming Health (PATH); Capacity and Infrastructure Transition, Expansion and Development (CITED) Initiative, SAC Health will increase the number of Enhanced Care Management teams by four, resulting in 10 teams, serving over 2,000 patients at any given time.


Enhanced Care Management is a whole-person, interdisciplinary approach to care that addresses the clinical and non-clinical needs of eligible Medi-Cal Members who have the most complex medical and social needs. It allows for a systematic coordination of services and comprehensive care management that is personal, community-based, and multi-disciplinary. SAC Health implemented Enhanced Care Management in (given year) through funding from Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).


“SAC Health implemented Enhanced Care Management in 2017 with the financial support of IEHP," notes Jason Lohr, MD, CEO of SAC Health. "We have seen first-hand, how effective it is in helping individuals who have the most complex healthcare needs. Thanks to the California Department of Health Care Services and IEHP, SAC Health will be able to expand access to Enhanced Care Management for our patients.”


SAC Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center with twelve locations throughout the Inland Empire. Serving over 50,000 patients in 2022, with over 97 percent being at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Line, SAC Health is a safety-net clinic providing high quality patient-centered care throughout the region.

About SAC Health

SAC Health is the largest specialty-based and teaching health center (THC) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the nation. SAC Health provides comprehensive services to underserved areas and populations including Medi-Cal and Medicare patients. SAC Health is recognized as a Level-3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and has over 100 community partnerships that enable the health to provide whole-person care to all its patients. SAC Health provides care in ten locations in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, including services in family medicine; pediatrics and pediatric specialties; obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine and medical specialties; family dentistry; behavioral health; surgical specialties and more. More information on how to become a patient at SAC Health is available online at sachealth.org.

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