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Children’s Health in a Digital World: Opportunities & Challenges in Pediatric Telehealth

By: Ielnaz Kashefipour, The Children’s Partnership On February 27th, policymakers, physicians, payers, families, healthcare advocates, and legislative staff packed the Rotunda Room at the California Dental Association building for a policy briefing on pediatric telehealth. Co-sponsored by The Children’s Partnership, the Children’s Specialty Care Coalition, the…

Realizing the Promise of Telehealth for Children

By: Mayra Alvarez, The Children’s Partnership, Debbie Chang, Nemours Children’s Health System & Deb Watson, Winter Park Health Foundation On January 26, the room at GuideWell Innovation Center in Orlando was filled with pediatric providers, health centers, schools and school districts, school nurses, parents, child care centers,…

California’s Commitment to Provide a Bright Future for All Kids

The 2018 budget proposal by Governor Jerry Brown reinforces California’s commitment to the progress made in children’s health coverage. Furthermore, it is a key example of the critical importance of state and local action, to help us advance as a nation despite the challenging national…

Healthy Mind, Healthy Future

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

Asthma Disproportionately Impacts Children of Color

By: Kristen Golden Testa & Liliana Velazquez, The Children’s Partnership Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children and it continues to disproportionately…

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,…

Silicon Valley Hack Foster Care Summit Brings Technology and Child Welfare Stakeholders Together to Help Transform the Foster Care Experience – New Report Issued

“Break down boxes!” “Open up new solutions!” “Dream big!”  These are some of the expressions heard during last month’s Silicon Valley Hack Foster Care Summit. The hackathon introduced youth, caregivers, social workers, child welfare agencies, advocates, service providers, and funders to “design thinking” – an…

Leveraging Technology to Benefit Kids in Foster Care in California

There’s an app for that! What was once a witty slogan is now truer than ever before. We have endless options for apps that help us organize our lives, keep track of our workouts, and much more. For many of us, technology eases life planning…

Wendy Larazus

Wendy Lazarus is founder of and senior advisor to The Children’s Partnership, a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1993 to advance the interests of America’s children and families—especially those at risk of being left behind. Its primary mission is to ensure that all children have…

For Our Strong Children

By Mayra E. Alvarez, President, The Children’s Partnership America’s children did not cast their vote on Tuesday but they are the ones who have the most to gain or lose from the decisions we, the adults in their lives, made on Election Day. For many,…

This Hispanic Heritage Month, Celebrate At the Ballot Box

The theme of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month is Honoring our Heritage, Building our Future, and it could not be more appropriate. In just 27 days, the American people, including 13.1 million Latinos expected to cast a ballot, will choose the next President of…

A Critical Back-To-School Tool Students Need

It’s that time of year where families, educators, and school administrators get back to familiar routines. Families are preparing their children for the first day of school with the right tools, like pencils, notebooks, and even health insurance coverage. Yet there is one thing about…

California Continues to Move Forward on Covering Children in Immigrant Families

Despite this June’s disappointing inaction by the Supreme Court on the Obama Administration’s executive actions on immigration, California continues its leadership as a welcoming environment for immigrant families, especially immigrant children. The Supreme Court’s split ruling has no impact on the historic Health4All Kids Medi-Cal…

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