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In 1993, The Children’s Partnership set out to help invent a future where all children would have access to all the health care they need, and wouldn’t have to go to an emergency room to treat a simple ear infection; where the vast benefits of the Internet and computing devices would reach even the most disadvantaged child; and where parents, regardless of education or income, could learn to guide their children productively and safely on the Internet. Below is a sample of our recent work:

 

Children's Health Care/Health Reform

  • TCP Recognizes Role of Schools as Enrollment Hubs for Health Care
    on March 24, 2014

    Cabinet Report

    Wendy Lazarus highlights the role of schools as "community hubs and trusted resources of information on social welfare issues" and how TCP's latest ALL ...

  • TCP Urges Congress to Act to Protect Children Getting Health Coverage Through CHIP
    on February 20, 2014

    TCP joined First Focus and more than 400 national, state, and local organizations on a letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leadership urging quick action ...

Health IT

Family-Friendly Enrollment

  • New ‘Express Lane’ Links Food Stamp Recipients to Health Care
    on March 28, 2014

    New America Media

    In February, DHCS sent out letters about the express lane eligibility option to more than 570,000 adults and over 150,000 children who are currently receiving CalFresh benefits but are not enrolled in Medi-Cal. “As part of the Affordable Care Act, ‘express lane eligibility’ has been an opportunity ...

  • TCP Urges Congress to Act to Protect Children Getting Health Coverage Through CHIP
    on February 20, 2014

    TCP joined First Focus and more than 400 national, state, and local organizations on a letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leadership urging quick action to protect the millions of children who get their health care through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 

    Download the full letter here.

Dental Health

  • Jenny Kattlove Explains the Need for Virtual Dental Home
    on April 10, 2014
    89.3 KPCC

    The Virtual Dental Home pilot program offers hope to low-income families in need of dental care. Jenny Kattlove explains that ...
  • Virtual Dentistry Could Bring Better Care to Underserved
    on March 27, 2014

    California Health Report

    Virtual dentistry provides alternative ways for dental hygienists to bring the dentist’s office to the patient. Under ...

Foster Care Coordination

  • Improving Health Outcomes for Children in Foster Care: The Ventura County Foster Health Link Project
    on March 20, 2014



    Ginny Puddefoot, Director, Health IT Inititatives for Youth
    Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation

    Download the slides from the presentation here

  • Sacramento County Project Launched to Improve Transition of Youth from Foster Care to Adulthood
    on February 12, 2014

    A one-year demonstration project has launched in Sacramento County, California, to support foster youth in more successfully transitioning out of care by providing them direct, ...

Internet and 21st Century Skills

  • Wendy Lazarus on Social Gaming and Child Poverty
    on September 27, 2012

    Huffington Post

    As gaming becomes more social, it is expanding into parts of society once seen as untouched by video games. The largest of these groups is women, who make up 55 percent of social gamers on average. Women are also more likely than men to make charitable contributions, care about ...

  • TCP Gaming Paper Encourages Gaming Industry Towards Philanthropy
    on September 26, 2012

    The Washington Post

    An article highlighting the VirtuallyGood4Kids (VG4K) inititative encouraging  the gaming "industry to provide parents and their kids with more opportunities to direct the money they spend on virtual purchases toward fundraising causes."

    Learn more about VirtuallyGood4Kids.