Health Net, one of California’s most experienced Medi-Cal partners, has awarded a three-year $1.5 million grant to the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Street Medicine Program to help them train similar teams throughout the state.

Other street medicine programs tend to be patchwork operations that fall through the cracks of mainstream health care. In response to this problem, nationally recognized experts Brett Feldman, PA-C, MSPAS, and Corinne Feldman, PA-C, MMS, founded the Keck Schools’s Street Medicine Program in 2018. It’s mission: to focus solely on providing crucial health care to Los Angeles’ unsheltered population.

Los Angeles County has the largest homeless population in the nation, and unsheltered people in particular have a much higher mortality rate than the average citizen. With Health Net’s support, the Keck School’s Street Medicine Program hopes to spread its life-saving approach not only throughout California, but eventually across the nation.

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