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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…

Twin Rivers Unified School District Helps Families Enroll Into Affordable Health Coverage Before February 15 Covered California Open Enrollment Deadline

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (February 10, 2015) – On Tuesday afternoon, students, families, educators, and community members came together at Highlands High School to learn about and enroll into affordable health coverage. The enrollment event was part of The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN for Health 22-day statewide campaign with schools, early learning centers, and after-school…

Encina Preparatory 6-12 School Helps Families Enroll into Affordable Health Coverage Before the February 15 Covered California Open Enrollment Deadline

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (February 7, 2015) – On Saturday, students, families, educators, and community members came together at Encina Preparatory 6-12 School to learn about and enroll into affordable health coverage. The enrollment event was part of The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN for Health 22-day statewide campaign withschools, early learning centers,…

Montebello Unified School District Joins Statewide School-Based Outreach Effort to Enroll Families into Affordable Health Coverage Before February 15 Covered California Open Enrollment Deadline

MONTEBELLO, CALIFORNIA (January 24, 2015) – On Saturday, students, families, educators, and community members came together at the Montebello Teacher’s Association Conference Center to learn about and enroll into affordable health coverage. The enrollment event was part of The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN for Health 22-day statewide campaign with schools, early…

Natomas Unified School District Joins Statewide School-Based Effort To Enroll Families Into Affordable Health Coverage Before February 15 Covered California Open Enrollment Deadline

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (January 24, 2015) – On Saturday, students, families, educators, and community members came together at Natomas High School to learn about and enroll into affordable health coverage. The enrollment event was part of The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN for Health 22-day statewide campaign with schools, early learning centers,…

Governor’s Budget Misses Opportunity on Children’s Health

On behalf of a coalition of leading children’s health advocates in California, Alison Buist, Health Policy Director at the Children’s Defense Fund, issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s 2015-16 budget proposal: “In his budget proposal, Gov. Brown missed the opportunity to capitalize on the…

Wendy Lazarus Responds to California Governor’s 2015-16 Budget Proposal

SANTA MONICA, CA (January 9, 2015) – In response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s Budget Proposal, Wendy Lazarus, Founder and Co-President of The Children’s Partnership, released the following statement: “We appreciate the Governor’s continuing commitment to provide health care coverage for low-income families across California.…

Children’s Health Coalition Commends Dr. Ross On His Covered California Board Leadership

(December 22, 2014)– The California Children’s Health Coverage Coalition (consisting of Children’s Defense Fund-California, The Children’s Partnership, PICO California, United Ways of California, Children Now, and California Coverage & Health Initiatives) released the following statement on Dr. Bob Ross’s decision to step down from the…

The Children’s Partnership Announces Newly Formed Board of Directors

Santa Monica, CA – The Children’s Partnership (TCP) announced today that longtime community leader, Shari Davis, will head the newly formed Board of Directors for The Children’s Partnership. The Board will be composed of a distinguished group of Californians, including Genoveva Arellano, Lauren Miyamoto, Tamara Ritchey Powers, and Susan Rothstein. This announcement…

Groups Hail Reintroduction of Health “4” All Act (SB 4)

(December 1, 2014)- Today, on the heels of Senator Ricardo Lara’s reintroduction of the Health for All Act, a broad coalition of immigrant rights and health organizations (see list below) issued the following statement: “Today, we celebrate the reintroduction of the Health for All Act…

Children’s Health Advocates Applaud Obama’s Action On Immigration

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Children’s Health Coverage Coalition applauds President Obama for his Executive Action on immigration that will allow millions of parents to stay with their children. While keeping families together nationwide, the action also opens the door for some immigrant families in California…

Pew Commends California for Dental Telehealth Program

WASHINGTON—The Pew Charitable Trusts today commended California’s new law that expands the Virtual Dental Home, an innovative program that uses telehealth technology to bring dental services directly to patients in community settings, such as preschools, elementary schools, and nursing homes. Under the program, dental hygienists…

CA Governor Signs Bill That Will Bring Dental Care to Millions of California Children

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed groundbreaking legislation that will help prevent and treat dental disease among California’s most vulnerable populations. A broad coalition of supporters hailed the action as an important step toward increasing access to dental care for underserved children across…

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