MLK Medical Center Project Labor Agreement Authorized by the Board of Supervisors

After six months of negotiations, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved a project labor agreement for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Ambulatory Care Center, the first such agreement for a County construction project.

This agreement ensures that local residents have first priority when contractors select workers for construction of the ambulatory care center. Residents who live within a five – mile radius will be given priority at the time of hiring, and County residents in zip codes where unemployment exceeds 150% of the county average also will now have special access to jobs. Another component of the local worker project is job opportunities for low-income disadvantaged workers, such as those who are homeless, are high school drop-outs or single custodial parents.

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Public Private Partnership Clinics Funding Opportunities

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas wants to alert you to a new one-time opportunity to receive a portion of $45 Million in County funds. Please be advised that applications are being accepted to expand free and low cost clinical services in underserved areas. Over $45 Million in one-time funds will be made available to assist clinics in providing much needed financial assistance to our underserved Service Planning Areas. In particular, clinics serving South Los Angeles, Antelope Valley, San Gabriel Valley, East Los Angeles, the South Bay and San Fernando Valley are eligible for these funds.

Information has been posted by the Department of Health Services (DHS) for Request for Applications (RFAs) about this funding opportunity. In addition, please note that the Eligible Applicants Conference is scheduled for April 13, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Health Services Administration, 313 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; auditorium. DHS strongly encourages all potential applicants to attend the Eligible Applicants Conference as this will be your last opportunity to ask questions.

All on-line questions must be submitted to with the subject line: RFA Clinic Capacity Expansion Project Q/A. All responses will be posted on the Office of Ambulatory Care’s website at no later than 5:00 p.m., April 17, 2009.

Please note that an information guide has been enclosed for your review or you can review the full version at the Office of Ambulatory Care’s website: or


You are encouraged to apply for this funding.

Also see:

Additional Funding Opportunities

You may qualify for additional funding opportunities through:

Important Dates

Clinic Capacity Expansion Project

  • April 13, 2009: Eligible Applicants Conference taking place at the Department of Health Services from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • April 17, 2009: All on-line questions must be submitted to no later than 5:00 p.m.
  • May 27, 2009 All Clinic Capacity Expansion Project applications must be submitted.

The California Endowment – Building Healthy Communities

  • May 1, 2009: Proposal Deadline no later than 5:00 p.m.

LA Care’s Tranquada II Initiative

  • March 27, 2009: LOI Application due no later than 5:00 p.m.
  • April 20, 2009: Full Application due no later than 5:00 p.m.

The Community Speaks, Stakeholders Listen, and a New MLK Hospital Is on the Horizon

April 9, 2011- Constituents and stakeholders gathered at H. Claude Conference Center at the Martin Luther King Medical Center Campus to  express their hopes for the Master Plan for the new Martin Luther King Hospital. The Community Open House  provided a  forum for constituents to share their ideas for creating a healthy community on and around the Martin Luther King campus. “We want to show what can be done when community and others who want to see good things happen come together,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Emergency Replacement Project at Harbor-UCLA

March 31, 2011 – The new state-of-the-art Emergency Replacement Project at Harbor-UCLA is taking shape. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recently participated in the traditional Topping Out ceremony, where he joined with workers to commemorate the completion of the steel framework for the new facility.

The event, a time-honored tradition among builders, celebrated the diligent efforts of approximately 100 workers who safely erected the 190,000 square feet framework. Among them were representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Department of Health Services, contractor Hensel Phelps, steel erector Herrick Company and iron-workers from Locals 433 and 416.

The new Harbor-UCLA facility will play a major role in improving the heath and well-being of Second District residents in Los Angeles County.



1 The 2nd District is committed to ensuring that  quality Alcohol & Drug (A&D) Program  treatment provider agencies are serving our  constituents for A&D related services in our  district. Along with the usual social and  cultural issues, the ongoing economic  recession is contributing to the rising rates of  alcohol and drug related challenges and disorders, in particular among the economically disadvantaged communities in our district. In addition, the upcoming Health Reform mandates that addiction treatment is fully blended with primary care and other medical services.

As treatment for A&D evolves, we recognize the need for resources and current information that is vital to providing the most effective treatment to those in need. Agencies in the 2nd District must be prepared to increase access to services, promote utilization of services, strengthen the quality of addiction treatment services and provide ongoing support services to individuals to help maintain a stable recovery. With the inevitable Health Reform, our agencies can capitalize on new opportunities, promote early case findings, provide more capacity for chronic care, increase treatment capacity and reduce the stigma of addiction. With preparation, the agencies in the 2nd District can provide addiction treatment that is the facet of health care in Los Angeles County.

Please find the list of the A&D Program treatment provider agencies currently serving in the 2nd District



LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals (RFP) for California work opportunities and responsibility to kids
(CalWORKs) substance abuse treatment program

County of Los Angeles – Department of Public Health
Release date: 09/07/2010
Proposal due date: 11/08/2010, 3:00 pm

The California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Substance Abuse Treatment program is designed to provide CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work (WtW) program participants with an array of day care habilitative treatment, outpatient counseling, residential medical detoxification, and residential treatment services, as well as, all pertinent aftercare recovery support services, required to promote long-term sobriety as needed by such CalWORKs WtW program participants in overcoming barriers to employment and financial self-sufficiency.

DPH is issuing this competitive selection document (i.e., Request for Proposals [RFP]) in order to solicit proposals from Community Based Organization (CBO) providers. From the received proposals, DPH will select approximately twenty-five (25) of the most qualified, feasible, and cost effective proposers to provide day care habilitative, outpatient counseling, residential medical detoxification, and residential treatment services to eligible CalWORKs WtW program participants.

Link to RFP




The Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas hosted a round-table meeting for the 2nd District’s Alcohol & Drug Program treatment providers in August of 2010. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the state of the Alcohol and Drugs Program within the 2nd District as well as opportunities for improvement and collaboration.

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Providers in the Second District

12nd District constituents are served by eighty-three Alcohol & Drug Program treatment provider agencies in various capacities. Agency names, address, phone/fax numbers and modality description is enclosed.


CA Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

1Health Resources and Services Administration has developed a list of California’s FQHC’s. Los Angeles County FQHC’s are listed HEREon pages 49-82. Those FQHC’s that contract with Los Angeles County to provide free and low cost services are called Public Private Partnership (PPP) clinics. They are listed HERE.

LA County Department of Public Health (LAC-DPH) – Alcohol & Drug Program PowerPoint Presentation
(from 8/23 meeting)

Presentation by John Viernes, Director, LAC-DPH Alcohol & Drug Program: an overview of the program.

Richard Rawson Ph.D. – Associate Director of UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and Professor-in-Residence at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry Presentation (from 8/23 meeting)

1An overview of the Healthcare Reform related to the Alcohol & Drug Program treatment provider agencies.







Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

1 SAMSHA was established in 1992 as a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting fromsubstance abuse and mental illnesses. The Administrator of SAMHSA reports directly to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


SAMHSA – A Guide to evidence Based Practices

SAMSHA – National Registry of Evidence Based Programs & Practices


Addictions Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC)

1 As a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field, the ATTC Network was established in 1993 by SAMSHA to raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices, build skills to prepare the workforce to deliver state-of-the-art addictions treatment and recovery services, and change practice by incorporating these new skills into everyday use for the purpose of improving addictions treatment and recovery outcomes.