The Medi-Cal Quality Improvement Program (MCQuIP) was established on October 1, 2011 through a 5-year, $4.25 million Interagency Agreement (IA) between the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and UC Davis Health's (UCDH) Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI). 

Program Services

Under this agreement, IPHI, in close collaboration with DHCS, is charged with:

  • Establishing a quality improvement (QI) program for the $90 billion per year California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal)
  • Developing a systems-level quality management strategy and providing on-going evaluation for the $3.3 billion, 5-year Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) Program that is part of the state’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver
  • Conducting a broad review of QI strategies and methods used by Medicaid and other relevant publicly funded health care programs
  • Supporting the development and management of lifestyle programs and member communication approaches to optimize population health
  • Providing executive-level strategic advice, thought leadership, and organizational change management support within DHCS
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The Welltopia website, launched in February 2015 by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, was created as a one-stop resource for Californians who are looking for trusted sources of information on issues that affect physical, mental and emotional health.

Welltopia is a place where you can connect directly to credible resources that empower healthy personal, family, and community development.