On December 29, 2021, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) application for the CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal) Section 1115 demonstration waiver, CalAIM Section 1915(b) waiver, and Medi-Cal State Plan Amendments. CalAIM’s mission is to shift Medi-Cal to a more equitable, coordinated, and person-centered approach, prioritizing prevention, addressing social drivers of health, and transforming services for communities that historically have been under-resourced in the health care system. CalAIM officially launched on January 1, 2022. RCRC continues advocacy efforts around CalAIM policy development and implementation.  For more information on CalAIM and an overview of the key provisions included in the waiver, please visit the CalAIM website. For more information, contact RCRC Policy Advocate, Sarah Dukett.