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Whole Person Care

Program Description

Whole Person Care (WPC) is a statewide waiver pilot program for vulnerable Medi-Cal recipients to improve health outcomes and reduce utilization of high-cost services. Placer County Health and Human Services – Public Health (PCHHS) is one of 19 counties participating in the program with the core goal of increasing linkages and services outside of the health system into the larger community. Program Aims include:

  • Coordinate health, behavioral health, and social services in a patient-centered manner;
  • Develop infrastructure to ensure long-term collaboration among participating entities;
  • Improve beneficiary health and wellbeing through more efficient and effective use of resources.

Current Services:

Engagement – The engagement team activities will build trust and offer initial engagement services. The goal is to engage and motivate participants so they are willing to enroll in the WPC program.

Comprehensive complex care coordination – using a comprehensive health assessment to identify clients most critical needs and expedite access to services.

Medical Respite – Providing up to 5 beds for WPC members who are homeless, in an unstable living situation, and/or too ill or frail to recover from physical illness/injury in their usual living environment (but not ill enough to be treated in a hospital or skilled nursing facility)

Housing – Comprehensive housing services to WPC members who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Housing transition services will assist the individual to obtain housing and develop daily living skills to support them to remain stable in their new living situation.

Notice of Funding Availability 

Placer County currently has up to $1,000,000 available for the acquisition of property in Placer County. The property acquired is to be used to provide Permanent Supportive Housing to house a minimum of ten participants of Placer County programs. The purpose of this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is to solicit applications from qualified Permanent Supportive Housing providers/operators or collaborations to acquire, own and operate Permanent Supportive Housing in Placer County. The funding in this NOFA is to be used for the acquisition of the property. To accommodate a minimum of ten participants, more than one property and/or one provider may be selected for the award of acquisition funds.