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How to Describe The Children’s Partnership

The Children’s Partnership (TCP) is a California–based national children’s advocacy organization committed to improving the lives of underserved children where they live,learn, and play with breakthrough solutions at the intersection of research, policy, and community engagement. 

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Staff Experts 

  • Children’s Issues in California and National Health Care: Mayra E. Alvarez 
  • California-Based Children’s Health Coverage: Kristen Golden-Testa
  • Children’s Dental Health, Telehealth for Children, School-Based Health Care Campaigns: Liliana Velazquez
  • Health Information Technology and Vulnerable Children: Beth Morrow and Korey Capozza
  • Advocacy for Children’s Issues: Aracely Navarro

Latest Press Releases and Statements 

Over 320 Child, Youth Organizations Call for Immediate Passage of Dream Act

Washington, D.C.—Today, more than 320 national, state, and local child and youth advocacy organizations sent a letter to Congress in support of the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017. The bill would provide lawful status and a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of immigrant…

Trump Administration Announces End of DACA

Los Angeles – Today, the Trump Administration announced its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) program, which provides over 800,000 children and young adults with some sense of security and the ability to work legally. The Children’s Partnership is heartbroken and deeply…

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…

U.S. House of Representative Republicans Ram Through ACA Repeal and Medicaid Cuts

Today, the House of Representatives, including all California Republican Congressional Representatives—Ken Calvert, Paul Cook, Jeff Denham, Duncan Hunter, Darrell Issa, Steve Knight, Doug LaMalfa, Kevin McCarthy, Tom McClintock, Devin Nunes, Dana Rohrabacher, Ed Royce, David Valadao, and Mimi Walters—voted 217 – 213 to pass H.R.…

Jenny Kattlove Responds to Dental Reimbursement Rate Review

SANTA MONICA, CA (July 6, 2015) – The California Department of Health Care Services released a highly anticipated review of reimbursement rates in the Denti-Cal program. While statutorily required, a recent state audit of Medi-Cal’s dental program released in December 2014 found that annual rate reviews had not…

Wendy Lazarus Responds to King V. Burwell Supreme Court Decision

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 25, 2015) – “Today, justice was upheld for millions of children and families across America who need affordable health coverage and, once again, the intent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prevails. The ACA has been crucial in making children’s coverage…

Wendy Lazarus Responds to California Budget Agreement

    SACRAMENTO, CA (June 16, 2015) – In response to the budget agreement reached by California Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislative leadership today, Wendy Lazarus, Founder and Co-President of The Children’s Partnership, issued the following statement: “Today’s budget agreement represents a milestone…

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