Central California  Alliance For Health


Health Programs and Education Services

The Alliance is committed to improving access to affordable health care for residents of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Merced counties. To accomplish this, the Alliance has developed innovative programs to help these individuals achieve healthier outcomes. The goals of these programs are to enable our members to take ownership of their health path by promoting preventive health, early detection, effective treatment, managing chronic diseases, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and improving access to quality health care; while lowering the total cost of care by reducing unnecessary hospital stays and emergency department (ED) visits. A summary of the Alliance's current programs are outlined below.

For more information about Alliance Member Health Programs, please click here to view the Alliance Care Management Program Fact Sheet.

Coverage to Care Guide

You Have Health Insurance. Now What? Click here to download this helpful two-page resource to give to new Alliance patients. This easy to understand guide will help patients successfully partner with their PCP.

Health Promotion

Health Education Resources

The Alliance offers a wide variety of health education resources that are suitable for the cultural and linguistic needs of our members. These resources can be accessed by calling the Health Education Line at 1-800-700-3874 ext. 5580. Living Healthy, our quarterly trilingual (English, Spanish, and Hmong) member newsletter, provides information on Alliance services and benefits, personal health, and local health education resources.

• Click here to view quarterly issues of our Living Healthy newsletter.

• Click here for the Ask Me 3 website.

• Click here for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Healthy Moms and Healthy Babies (HMHB) Program ~ Early Prenatal Care and Postpartum Care
The Alliance's HMHB program is designed to encourage pregnant women to seek early prenatal and postpartum care. These members can earn up hto $50 in gift cards.

For more information about the HMHB program, please refer to the link at the top of this page to view the Alliance Member Health Programs fact sheet.

Early Prenatal Care Form
Click to download the Early Prenatal Care Form in English or Spanish or Hmong.

Postpartum Form
Click to download the Postpartum Form in English or Spanish or Hmong.

Breastfeeding Support
The Alliance gives new moms access to breastfeeding education, support, and referrals. New moms are eligible for a free breast pump if either mom or baby has medical issues that prevent nursing at the breast or if the mother is returning to work or school and wants to continue breastfeeding.

• Click here for the Breastfeeding Support and Breast Pump Benefit Description.

• Click here for the Breast Pump Vendor list.

The Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies coalition (HMHB) has developed a free text messaging program to provide new moms with tips on the importance of prenatal and postpartum care, breastfeeding, lead poisoning prevention, immunizations, nutrition, exercise, and much more. Pregnant women and new moms who sign up will receive messages timed with their due date or baby's date of birth.

• Click here for information on how to sign up for the Text4Baby program.

Appropriate Use of the Emergency Department (ED)
In order to reduce avoidable ED visits for young children, the Alliance offers members the book titled What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick. This book is written in easy-to-read language for parents and caregivers for children from birth to 8 years of age. Members who complete and return a quiz that is included in the book are entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card.

• This book can be sent to any member upon request by the member or their provider.

Disease Prevention
Healthy Weight for Life (HWL) Program:

HWL is an Alliance health program designed to promote healthy lifestyles, self-care and the prevention of chronic disease. The Alliance works with contracted providers to identify and refer member ages 2-18 whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is at or above the 85th percentile. Members who lower their BMI percentile by 3 or more percentile points can receive up to $50 in gift card.

• Click the links below to view additional information about BMI calculations, the HWL Program, and to access the HWL Program forms. Referring providers must use these forms to refer members to the HWL Program.

Please fax only the completed referral form to the Alliance, not the Rx form. Give the completed Rx form to the patient and keep a copy in the patient's file.

• Initial Referral with English Rx Form
• Initial Referral with Spanish Rx Form
• Initial Referral with Hmong Rx Form
• 6-Month and 12-Month Follow Up Referral with English Rx Form
• 6-Month and 12-Month Follow Up Referral with Spanish Rx Form
• 6-Month and 12-Month Follow Up Referral with Hmong Rx Form
• Instructions for Calculating BMI
• CDC BMI Percentile Calculator for Child and Teen

Weight Watchers Support (WWS) Program:

The WWS program is a weight management program that is not an Alliance benefit or a Medi-Cal benefit. In order to join the WWS program, members' primary insurance plan must be the Alliance, and members must meet referral criteria provided by their PCP, and the WWS application must be completed by the provider.

•  Click here for the WWS Program Application, including eligibility and referral information.

Tobacco Cessation Support (TCS) Program:

The TCS program offers many ways to help members quit smoking. Members are referred to the convenient, toll-free California Smokers' Helpline at 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887), which provides free cessation counseling over the phone for anyone in California. We may also be able to help members enroll in an approved smoking cessation class. The provider is required to complete the TCS application.

•  Click here for the TCS Program Application, including eligibility and referral process information.

•  Click here for the Tobacco Cessation Benefit Description.

Disease Detection
Women's Preventive Screenings:
The Alliance is committed to encouraging early detection and preventive screenings for women's health issues. The Alliance sends quarterly mailings to remind members who, according to claims data, are due for a chlamydia screening, breast cancer screening, or cervical cancer screening. Providers also receive lists of members who are due for their preventive screenings.


Disease Management
Healthy Breathing for Life (HBL) Program:
In the HBL program, Health Programs staff work with members to assess their level of understanding about asthma management. Members can be referred to approved clinical asthma education providers. Members whose PCP submits an Asthma Action Plan (AAP) are entered in a raffle for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

There are two versions of the AAP for your convenience. The fillable AAP allows you to pick medications from a drop down list and type in the member's information and your instructions to the member. The printable AAP allows you to print out the document and check the box that corresponds to the medication you have prescribed.

• Click here for the Asthma Education Benefit Description.

• Click the links below for the HBL Programs forms.

  – Fillable AAP in English or Spanish or Hmong

  – Printable AAP in English or Spanish or Hmong

Live Better with Diabetes (LBD) Program:

The Alliance offers a $50 gift card to members with diabetes for obtaining the following four screenings: HbA1c, LDL-C, eye exam, and appropriate medical attention for nephropathy. Alliance staff refer members to approved clinical diabetes management education providers.

• Click here for the Diabetes Education Benefit Description.

For more information on any of these programs, please call the Health Education Line at 1-800-700-3874 ext. 5580.



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