Comments on the CalAIM Proposal: Breaking the Cycle of Intimate Partner Violence through Medi-Cal Policy
This California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal presents an opportunity to improve the health and well-being of beneficiaries by addressing a major social determinant of health: intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV is a widespread, multigenerational threat that profoundly affects health. Medi-Cal can use the CalAIM proposal to enact policies that prevent IPV and provide health care and social support services for survivors. This brief describes the health impacts and prevalence of IPV among Medi-Cal beneficiaries and details specific policy recommendations that would prevent IPV, identify those at risk, and provide health care and social support services for survivors.