The Children’s Partnership has been partnering with education and community partners to host a series of community forums to connect with families and respond to questions and concerns about their child’s health care, including questions related to immigration, with the ultimate goal to help organize communities to push back on the policies that put the well-being of our children at risk. Since January, TCP and our partners have held over 25 Let’s Talk community forums and have talked with over 900 families!
Let’s Talk: Bright Futures for Migrant Children
Let’s Talk: Bright Futures for Migrant Children – Building on the success of ourALL IN Campaign, which provides health education tools for school administrators, education leaders, and parents, The Children’s Partnership, in collaboration with the California Department of Education’s Migrant Education Program (MEP) recently launched Let’s Talk: Bright Futures for Migrant Children. Among those children who are most vulnerable for poor health problems are migrant children, whose families move across the state or country seeking seasonal or temporary work in the agricultural, dairy, fishery, or cannery industries. California has the largest migrant student population of any state in the country, with one out of every three migrant students in the US living in California.
This new phase of our Let’s Talk series brings local partners together in order to work towards the improvement of migrant students’ oral health and nutrition in targeted regions across California.