California’s Community Health Worker Growth: Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans Partnering with Pear Suite

Colby Takeda, Pear Suite Co-Founder and CEO, shares how his upbringing, including serving in a nursing home as a teenager, was an inspiration into serving his community and ultimately becoming a national leader in the community health worker space. Since 2022’s approval of the community health worker benefit in California, Colby shares how his tech enabled platform organization, Pear Suite, has helped community based organizations, including a barber shop, become community health worker sites that are able to bill for their important work in the community.

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