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Marina Esquivel Cisneros of San Juan Capistrano, California Wins 2022 ACAP Scholarship WASHINGTON and ORANGE, Calif.— (November 14, 2022)
The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) has named Marina Esquivel Cisneros, a student at Saddleback College, as the winner of its National Scholarship Contest.

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CalOptima Health Appoints Linda Lee To New Executive Director Position Focused On Serving Seniors ORANGE, Calif. (October 13, 2022)
Linda Lee, MPH, joins CalOptima Health as Executive Director, Medicare Programs, a new leadership role that focuses on the health of the agency’s vulnerable population of older adults. Ms. Lee brings more than 25 years of experience in managed care and clinical operations.

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CalOptima Health Is a Top Medi-Cal Plan in California ORANGE, Calif. (September 15, 2022)
National Committee for Quality Assurance rates Orange County’s community-based health plan among the best for quality care

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CalOptima Health, Orange County School Districts Partner to Combat Mental Health Crisis ORANGE, Calif. (September 07, 2022)
New California program redesigns delivery system to improve access to services at schools

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CalOptima Seeks to Launch Covered California Plan ORANGE, Calif. (July 21, 2022)
New health plan to provide continuity of care for former Medi-Cal members, more choice for all Orange County residents

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CalOptima Approves $64 Million in Added Provider Support ORANGE, Calif. (June 7, 2022)
New budget boosts funding for COVID-19 expenses, maintains Medicare reimbursement and moves forward with digital transformation efforts

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Kelly Bruno-Nelson Joins CalOptima As Executive Director, Medi-Cal/CalAIM ORANGE, Calif. (May 24, 2022)
Bruno-Nelson brings decades of experience and commitment to health equity

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CalOptima Invests Record $50 Million in Safety Net ORANGE, Calif. (April 13, 2022)
Five-year grant will strengthen Orange County’s network of community health centers

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CalOptima Embarks on a Groundbreaking Five-Year Strategic Vision ORANGE, Calif. (March 21, 2022)
Board also approves $100 million in technology to improve health care delivery and $8 million to launch a Street Medicine Program

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Michael Hunn Appointed Permanent CalOptima CEO ORANGE, Calif. (March 4, 2022)
The CalOptima Board of Directors has appointed interim CEO Michael Hunn as permanent CEO of the public agency, effective March 3

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CalOptima Grants $1M to Increase Access at Be Well OC ORANGE, Calif. (February 3, 2022)
Funds to increase hours of operation for unique behavioral health treatment center in Orange

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CalOptima Launches Mobile Mammography Clinics to Increase Access to Preventive Screenings ORANGE, Calif. (January 25, 2022)
New program designed to serve hard-to-reach Chinese and Korean populations

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CalOptima Names New Chief Medical Officer ORANGE, Calif. (January 24, 2022)
Dr. Richard Pitts will lead the health plan’s medical team

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CalOptima Enhances Care For Orange County Residents with Start of CalAIM on January 1 ORANGE, Calif. (January 3, 2022)
CalAIM transforms Medi-Cal for the county’s most vulnerable populations

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CalOptima Board Approves $45 Million in New Funds for Providers, and Additional Resources for Orange County’s Vulnerable ORANGE, Calif. (December 29, 2021)
Millions committed to offer new provider incentives, fund additional COVID-19 vaccine health rewards and extend additional programs supporting those experiencing homelessness

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Wael Younan Named CalOptima Chief Information Officer ORANGE, Calif. (December 6, 2021)
Wael Younan, CISM, CDPSE, has joined CalOptima as Chief Information Officer, effective December 6.

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Michael Hunn to Lead CalOptima as Interim CEO ORANGE, Calif. (November 5, 2021)
Hunn brings decades of health care industry experience to new role

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CalOptima Earns Consumer Satisfaction Award ORANGE, Calif. (November 4, 2021)
State regulator recognizes CalOptima during annual quality awards program

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CalOptima PACE Marks Eight Years in the Community ORANGE, Calif. (October 11,2021)
Program celebrated the milestone with a drive-thru senior health and wellness event

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CalOptima Among Top Medi-Cal Plans in California ORANGE, Calif. (September 20, 2021)
National Committee for Quality Assurance Honors Health Plan for Seventh Year in a Row

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CalOptima Chief Executive Officer Richard Sanchez To Retire ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2021)
Board of Directors to Conduct a Search for a New CEO

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Yunkyung Kim Named CalOptima Chief Operating Officer ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 7, 2021)
The CalOptima Chief Executive Officer, Richard Sanchez, has appointed Yunkyung Kim, MPH, as Chief Operating Officer of the public agency

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CalOptima Promotes Back-To-School Readiness ORANGE, Calif. (August 13, 2021)
Four Vaccination Events Boost Access to Needed Preventive Care, COVID-19 Vaccines

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CalOptima Promueve La Preparación Para El Regreso A Clases ORANGE, California (13 de agosto de 2021)
Cuatro eventos de vacunación impulsan el acceso a la atención preventiva necesaria de las vacunas contra el COVID-19

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CalOptima Thúc Đẩy Việc Chuẩn Bị Sẵn Sàng Để Quay Lại Trường Học ORANGE, Calif. (Ngày 13 tháng 8 năm 2021)
Bốn Sự Kiện Chích Ngừa để Tăng Cường Việc Nhận Dịch Vụ Chăm Sóc Phòng Ngừa Cần Thiết, Vắc-xin Ngừa COVID-19

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National Committee For Quality Assurance Renews CalOptima’s Accreditation Through 2024 ORANGE, Calif. (August 6, 2021)
Heath Plan Awarded 100% of Allowable Points

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El Comité Nacional De Control De Calidad Renueva La Acreditación De CalOptima Hasta El 2024 ORANGE, California (6 de agosto de 2021)
El plan de atención médica recibe el 100 % de los puntos permitidos

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Ủy Ban Quốc Gia Về Bảo Đảm Phẩm Chất Gia Hạn Chứng Nhận Của CalOptima Đến Năm 2024 ORANGE, Calif. (Ngày 6 tháng 8 năm 2021)
Chương trình Y tế Nhận được 100% Số điểm có thể Nhận

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Vaccination and Resource Event Series Concludes ORANGE, Calif. (July 19, 2021)
CalOptima and County of Orange’s events had strong response, with 5,000+ vaccines delivered

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Event Provides Record Number of COVID-19 Vaccines ORANGE, Calif. (May 21, 2021)
CalOptima and County of Orange Collaborate to Reach Low-Income Community

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CalOptima and Partners to Host Vaccine Clinic and Resource Fair on Saturday MEDIA ALERT: MAY 12, 2021
Up to 1,200 doses may be administered to low-income Orange County residents

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CalOptima Launches Trusted Messenger Video Campaign ORANGE, Calif. (April 14, 2021)
Messages in English, Spanish and Vietnamese promote COVID-19 vaccination

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CalOptima Lanza Campaña De Video Con Mensajeros De Confianza ORANGE, California (14 de abril de 2021)
Mensajes en inglés, español y vietnamita promueven la vacunación contra el COVID-19

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CalOptima Bắt Đầu Chiến Dịch Video Sử Dụng Người Chuyển Thông Điệp Đáng Tin Cậy ORANGE, Calif. (Ngày 14 tháng 4 năm 2021)
Những thông điệp bằng tiếng Anh, tiếng Tây Ban Nha và tiếng Việt để đẩy mạnh việc chích ngừa COVID-19

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Pilot Program Aims to Quickly Vaccinate Vulnerable Seniors ORANGE, Calif. (February 5, 2021)
Board-approved COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Pilot Program to reach nearly 20,000 members

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El Programa Piloto Tiene Como Objetivo Vacunar Rápidamente a Los Adultos Mayores Vulnerables ORANGE, California (5 de febrero de 2021)
El Programa Piloto de Equidad de la Vacuna COVID-19, aprobado por la Junta Directiva, alcanzará a casi 20,000 miembros

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Chương Trình Thí Điểm Để Nhanh Chóng Chích Ngừa Cho Những Người Cao Niên Dễ Bị Tổn Thương ORANGE, Calif. (Ngày 5 tháng 2 năm 2021)
Chương Trình Thí Điểm Chích Ngừa COVID-19 Công Bằng được hội đồng chấp thuận để tiếp cận gần 20,000 thành viên

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Be Well OC Debuts First Mental Health and Wellness Campus in Orange County ORANGE, Calif. (January 13, 2021)
Campus Represents First Visible Sign of Systems Change for Mental Health Care in Orange County; Provides OC’s First-Ever Sobering Station

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CalOptima's Financial Support Addresses Ongoing Pandemic ORANGE, Calif. (January 8, 2021)
Programs will increase funding for health networks, incentivize vaccination for members and expand infection prevention training in nursing homes.

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Apoyo Financiero De CalOptima Para La Pandemia En Curso ORANGE, California (8 de enero de 2021)
Los programas aumentarán los fondos para los planes de salud, incentivarán la vacunación de los miembros y ampliarán la capacitación en la prevención de infecciones en los hogares para personas mayores

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Hỗ Trợ Tài Chính Từ CalOptima Để Đối Phó Với Đại Dịch Đang Diễn Ra ORANGE, Calif. (Ngày 8 tháng 1 năm 2021)
Các chương trình sẽ tăng cường tài trợ cho các nhóm y tế, khuyến khích việc chích ngừa cho các thành viên và mở rộng chương trình hướng dẫn phòng ngừa lây nhiễm tại các viện dưỡng lão

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CalOptima Employees Award Two Scholarships to Members Pursuing Health Care Careers ORANGE, Calif. (December 21, 2020)
To add a bright spot to the end of a challenging year, CalOptima employees voluntarily contributed funds to sponsor two member scholarships in CalOptima’s fifth annual Scholarship Essay Contest.

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CalOptima to Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations ORANGE, Calif. (December 18, 2020)
CalOptima joins the broader health care community in welcoming the arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations in Orange County this week.

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CalOptima Promueve La Vacunación Contra El Covid-19 ORANGE, California (18 de diciembre de 2020)
CalOptima se une a la comunidad de atención médica más amplia para recibir las vacunas de COVID-19 en el condado de Orange que llegan esta semana.

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CalOptima Khuyến Khích Việc Chích Ngừa Covid-19 ORANGE, Calif. (Ngày 18 tháng 12 năm 2020)
Cùng với cộng đồng chăm sóc y tế rộng lớn, CalOptima đón mừng thuốc chích ngừa COVID-19 đã đến Quận Cam trong tuần này.

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Richard Sanchez Becomes Permanent CalOptima CEO ORANGE, Calif. (November 10, 2020)
The CalOptima Board of Directors appointed Richard Sanchez, REHS, MPH, as the permanent Chief Executive Officer of the public agency.

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CalOptima Celebrates 25 Years in Orange County ORANGE, Calif. (October 1, 2020)
Twenty-five years ago, when CalOptima was launched on October 1, 1995, no one could have envisioned the important role it would play in Orange County’s health system

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CalOptima Celebra 25 Años En El Condado De Orange ORANGE, California (1.º de octubre de 2020)
Hace veinticinco años, cuando se lanzó CalOptima el 1.º de octubre de 1995, nadie podría haber imaginado el papel tan importante que tendría en el sistema de salud del condado de Orange

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CalOptima Kỷ Niệm 25 Năm Tại Quận Cam ORANGE, Calif. (Ngày 1 tháng 10 năm 2020)
Cách đây hai mươi lăm năm, khi CalOptima đi vào hoạt động vào ngày 1 tháng 10 năm 1995, không ai có thể hình dung vai trò quan trọng của CalOptima trong hệ thống y tế của Quận Cam

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“Don't Wait — Vaccinate” Campaign Launches ORANGE, Calif. (September 2, 2020)
CalOptima Urges Members to Continue Getting Well Care and Shots During the Pandemic

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CalOptima Welcomes New Board ORANGE, Calif. (August 6, 2020)
Directors Attend First Meeting to Address a Range of Medical, Operational Issues

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CalOptima Board Transition Begins ORANGE, Calif. (June 5, 2020)
Orange County Board of Supervisors Announces Appointees; Six Board Members Attend Final Meeting

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New Program to Protect Nursing Home Residents ORANGE, Calif. (May 8, 2020)
CalOptima, UC Irvine, Orange County Health Care Agency partner on COVID-19 infection control training

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CalOptima Welcomes Interim CEO ORANGE, Calif. (April 2, 2020)
Richard Sanchez to lead the county’s single largest health insurer

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CalOptima Announces National Recruitment for CEO ORANGE, Calif. (March 6, 2020)
The Board of Directors thanks Michael Schrader for his outstanding leadership during the agency’s incredible growth

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Program for Seniors Earns Top Satisfaction Rating ORANGE, Calif. (February 20, 2020)
Participants in CalOptima PACE rate it best among the state’s 11 programs

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CalOptima Program for Seniors Leading the Way in Growth and Access ORANGE, California (January 31, 2020)
National PACE Association recognizes CalOptima PACE with top distinctions

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Be Well OC Breaks Ground on First Mental Health and Wellness Campus in Orange County ORANGE, California (October 16, 2019)
Be Well OC Campus is the First Physical Manifestation of Mental Healthcare Systems Change in Orange County

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CalOptima Employees Award Scholarships to Members Pursuing an Education in Health Care ORANGE, California (September 26, 2019)
Westminster resident receives additional $1,000 scholarship from national association

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CalOptima Commits $100 Million For Homeless Health Programs ORANGE, California (April 5, 2019)
New initiatives have been created to address the complex needs of members who are homeless

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CalOptima Tackling Homeless Health With New Programs Orange, California (March 13, 2019)
Clinical Field Teams and CalOptima Homeless Response Team Created to Meet Complex Needs of Members Who Are Homeless

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CalOptima Implementa Nuevos Programas Para Abordar La Salud De Las Personas Sin Vivienda Orange, California (13 de marzo de 2019)
Creación de equipos del campo clínico y un equipo de respuesta de CalOptima para las personas sin vivienda para satisfacer las necesidades complejas de los miembros que no tienen hogar

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CalOptima Chăm Sóc Sức Khỏe Cho Người Vô Gia Cư Với Những Chương Trình Mới Orange, California (Ngày 13 tháng 3 năm 2019)
Nhóm Y Tế Phụ Trách Bên Ngoài và Nhóm Hỗ Trợ Người Vô Gia Cư của CalOptima Được Thành Lập để Đáp Ứng Các Nhu Cầu Hỗn Hợp của Thành Viên Vô Gia Cư

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David Ramirez, M.D., Joins CalOptima as Chief Medical Officer Orange, California (November 1, 2018)
Dr. Ramirez brings a diverse background in internal medicine and health plan management

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CalOptima Rated Top Medi-Cal Plan in California Orange, California (September 24, 2018)
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognizes CalOptima’s overall quality for the fifth year in a row

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CalOptima Obtuvo El Primer Lugar De Los Planes De Salud De Medi-Cal En California Orange, California (24 de septiembre de 2018)
El Comité Nacional de Control de Calidad (National Committee for Quality Assurance, NCQA) reconoce la calidad general de CalOptima por quinto año consecutivo

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CalOptima Là Chương Trình Medi-Cal Được Xếp Hạng Cao Nhất Trong Tiểu Bang California QUẬN CAM, California (Ngày 24 tháng 9 năm 2018)
Ủy Ban Bảo Đảm Phẩm Chất của Quốc Gia (tiếng Anh là National Committee for Quality Assurance, viết tắt là NCQA) ghi nhận phẩm chất chung của CalOptima cho năm thứ năm liên tiếp

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CalOptima Member Pursuing Health Career Wins Scholarship Orange, California (September 7, 2018)
Anaheim resident receives $500 from Orange County’s community health plan employees

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CalOptima Program for Seniors to Expand Orange, California (February 8, 2018)
Participants to gain greater access to adult day health care through community partnerships

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CalOptima Conducts Most Extensive Member Health Needs Assessment in its 22-Year History Orange, California (February 2, 2018)
More than 6,000 CalOptima members, providers and community representatives participated

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CalOptima Is Top Medi-Cal Plan in California Orange, California (September 25, 2017)
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognizes CalOptima’s overall quality for the fourth year in a row

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CalOptima Member Awarded National Scholarship Orange, California (September 18, 2017)
Local students also win scholarships from CalOptima Employee Activities Committee

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CalOptima Honored for Latino Outreach Orange, California (August 24, 2017)
City of Santa Ana recognizes efforts to engage community groups and members

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CalOptima Achieves Certification to Strengthen Electronic Transactions Orange, California (August 15, 2017)
System improvement demonstrates commitment to streamlining health care payments

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CalOptima Names New Board Chair Orange, California (March 7, 2017)
Anesthesiologist Paul Yost, M.D., selected to lead CalOptima Board of Directors

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