Research & Publications

The Dollars and Sense of Becoming a Medi-Cal Contracted Organization

In 2015, First Place for Youth initiated the process to obtain a contract to provide Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) Medi-Cal billable services to our program participants. In this brief, we explore some of the challenges and barriers we face in this journey. We hope the lessons we learned along the way can help other providers considering similar initiatives and spark a conversation with stakeholders and policymakers interested in system reform.

Blog

Trauma-Informed Care in Action at First Place 

For foster youth who have experienced trauma and instability, the transition to adulthood is a pivotal journey that can be […]

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In the Media

Share the Spirit: After years in the foster system, a young woman gets a room of her own

With First Place for Youth in her corner, Jayla Lackaff is studying video game design at College of Alameda

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Research & Publications

2023 Annual Report

In 2023, First Place for Youth and our network partners in Massachusetts, New York, Mississippi, and Cincinnati served 1,660 young […]

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