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Congress Skips Town Leaving Millions of Families Worried About Their Future

Los Angeles – Yesterday, Congress left town without securing long-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or health centers and ignoring critical programs like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). While Members of Congress…

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…

mHEALTH INTELLIGENCE: Patient Portals for Foster Youth Improve Care Coordination

 “This electronic health record is serving a very particular population with specific needs. Children in youth and foster care move around a lot – between homes, between schools, between doctors’ offices and so on.” “Having continuity between those settings and records is a real problem.…

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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