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Healthy Mind, Healthy Future

By: Mayra Alvarez, President of The Children’s Partnership & Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director of California Immigrant Policy Center                                                      …

Our Nation’s Values, Standing by Children of Immigrants

The American story is inherently one of immigrants. Like many in our country, I, too, am a daughter of immigrants. My parents first came to the United States from Mexico some 40 years ago in search of a better future for their children. In fact,…

Today’s Senate Action Is a Serious Threat to Children’s Coverage

Los Angeles – “Every effort brought forth by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is wrong for our children, wrong for our economy, and wrong for our future. Today, the Senate voted to open debate on health care without seeing a bill, when…

Calif. Cuts Number of Uninsured Children by More than Half

California has made the biggest recent gains in the country in getting children signed up for health insurance, according to a new report. Researchers at the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found the Golden State cut its number of uninsured children by 55…

MHEALTH INTELLIGENCE: New Laws for Expanding Use of Telehealth Tools Insufficient

The Children’s Partnership, the University of California-Davis Children’s Hospital, the Center for Connected Health Policy, and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health compiled a report describing the benefits of using telehealth tools among young patients in the pediatric field. Read more. 

MEDIUM: Get Out the Vote for California Children

By Mayra E. Alvarez For the first time in decades, California is in the spotlight for this year’s presidential primary elections. With so much attention on the Golden State, Californians are in a better position to raise the issues that impact the future of our…

VIDA EN EL VALLE: Undocumented children are now covered by Medi-Cal

“The expansion of health coverage to every low-income child in California, no matter where they were born, is an investment in their ability to learn today and contribute to our communities tomorrow,” said Mayra E. Alvarez, President, The Children’s Partnership. Read more.   

KPBS: California Lawmakers Chew On Dental Program’s Shortcomings

Jenny Kattlove, senior director of programs at The Children’s Partnership, a nonprofit advocacy group, said kids face some other issues. “Sometimes they have to wait months to get care, or there’s not care in their local community, or the local dentist may not see a young…

CALIFORNIA HEALTHLINE: Brown Signs Bills To Reduce Rx Use Among Foster Children

Kathy Dresslar, director of Sacramento governmental affairs at the Children’s Partnership, in a release said the legislative package “takes critical and significant steps forward in addressing … over-prescription of psychotropics and antipsychotics to children and youth in foster care” (Children’s Partnership release, 10/7).

LA OPINION: Schools Inform You About Medical Coverage for Your Children

“Esto será particularmente importante en la próxima primavera y verano, cuando, por primera vez, los niños indocumentados que son elegibles por sus ingresos calificarán para Medi-Cal”, expresó Kattlove. “Muchas familias ya tendrán cobertura de salud, de tal manera que es fundamental orientarlos acerca de cómo…

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