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TCP to Contribute to White House Technology “Hackathon” for Foster Care

Tomorrow, The Children’s Partnership will present at the first ever White House Foster Care and Technology Hackathon—an event organized by the Pritzker Family Foundation, the White House, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and Think of US, a nonprofit that promotes technology innovations…

Health4All Kids Is Now a Reality in California

by Mayra E. Alvarez

Last week, California demonstrated how it continues to raise the bar for states’ efforts to support new Americans. On May 16, all income-eligible children, regardless of immigration status, were given the opportunity to enroll in full-scope Medi-Cal. In doing so, hundreds of thousands of children…

A Countdown to Health4All Kids!

by Mayra E. Alvarez

Next month, California will take a critical step toward securing the health of the state’s children. On May 16, 2016, full-scope Medi-Cal will officially expand to all low-income children, regardless of immigration status. The countdown to coverage for undocumented children across California has begun! Last…

What Can California Do to Prevent the #1 Chronic Childhood Disease?

During February, we commemorate Children’s Dental Health Month and, in doing so, reflect on the state of oral health for kids in California and what needs to be done to improve it. Tooth decay is the number one childhood chronic disease—two to three times more…

Help Spread the Word About Health Coverage for ALL California Children

For decades, community organizations, policymakers, and advocates have worked together to make sure every member of the family could experience the benefits and security that health coverage provides. Families have bravely made their voices heard to make sure their kids could lead healthy and happy…

Charting Our Path to Improve Children’s Health and Well-Being

by Mayra E. Alvarez

As the new President of a dynamic and innovative children’s advocacy organization, I am constantly learning—from community members, partners in the field, policymakers, my staff, and many others.  At TCP, it is our organization-wide commitment to learning that informs our work to better meet our…

From California to the White House: Healthy Students Make Good Learners

Healthy students make good learners. That’s the logic behind The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN For Health Campaign, an effort to equip educators with the tools they need to connect children and families to health coverage and care. We’ve heard the impact of health on kids’…

Partnering with Small Businesses to Improve Children’s Health

More than a decade ago, The Children’s Partnership teamed up with small business leaders to connect employees and their families to health coverage. While the portion of uninsured children has reduced since that time, workplaces continue to be an important place to engage families with…

Innovation at Work for America’s Children: A Timeline—Work That Matters

The Children’s Partnership was founded in 1993 as one century gave way to the next and the nation faced a period of extraordinary and rapid change. We recognized that the nation’s children needed a voice at the very forefront of emerging social, economic, and technological…

The Oral Health Movement and How Collective Impact Can Benefit Kids

Last week, the DentaQuest Foundation, one of our oral health partners, hosted fellow grantees and stakeholders at the annual Oral Health 2020 National Network Gathering in New Orleans with the theme: “Progress, Possibility, and Power.” At the convening, organizations from across the nation discussed how…

Ventura County Foster Health Link Goes Live!

California is a crucible of innovation and creativity, where new technologies are rapidly transforming health care. In particular, the explosion of digital health tools is spurring a cultural shift in the way that individuals manage their health and well-being, allowing for a more active role,…

A Coordinated Effort to Improve Children’s Dental Care in California

Today, I had the opportunity to present to the Little Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency, on ways to help ensure children enrolled in Medi-Cal get the dental care they need. The Commission’s review, requested by Senator Richard Pan and Assemblymember Jim Wood, is…

ALL IN For Health’s Back to School 2015 Toolkit Has Arrived

Back-to-school time is here, which is the perfect time to help connect children and families with health coverage and care! In fact, this year, schools in California are required to inform families about health coverage opportunities when kids enroll in school. To help schools comply…

Coverage for Immigrant Children and Families in California

Originally Posted in Say Ahhh! A Children’s Health Policy Blog  By Sonya Schwartz Now Playing: Coverage for more than 400,000 children and youth Coming Soon: Coverage for more than 800,000 additional immigrant children, youth and parents This week, Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families…

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