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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

  • Letter of Support for CHIP Extension and Improvement Act of 2014
    on September 12, 2014

    TCP joins Children's Dental Health Project and other dental health advocates to applaud Representative Waxman and Representative Pallone for their dedication to the CHIP Extension ...

  • TCP Joins Children’s Health Advocates to Celebrate Common-Sense Effort to Keep Children and Families Insured
    on August 15, 2014

    Senate Bill 18, authored by state Senators Mark Leno and Ed Hernandez, by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The bill requires the state to ...

Health IT

  • on August 08, 2014

    The Children’s Partnership response to Senators Wyden and Grassley’s letter of July 12, 2014, requesting input on how to increase health care data transparency and enhance the availability and utility of health care data.  

    Download the letter here.

  • on July 29, 2014

    Huffington Post Blog

    Wendy Lazarus makes recommendations for using a common sense policy, Express Lane Eligibilty (ELE), to help those with limited resources gain access to health care in a streamlined and efficient way, and while generating administrative savings. Download the full blog here

Family-Friendly Enrollment

  • Wendy Lazarus on Express Lane Eligibility and Reducing Enrollment Backlogs
    on July 29, 2014

    Huffington Post Blog

    Wendy Lazarus makes recommendations for using a common sense policy, Express Lane Eligibilty (ELE), to help those with limited resources gain access to health care in a streamlined and efficient way, and while generating administrative savings. Download the full blog here

  • 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 ...

Dental Health

  • Letter of Support for CHIP Extension and Improvement Act of 2014
    on September 12, 2014

    TCP joins Children's Dental Health Project and other dental health advocates to applaud Representative Waxman and Representative Pallone for their dedication to the CHIP Extension ...

  • Virtual Dental Home Joins Other Health-Related Legislation to Await Governor's Signature
    on September 02, 2014
    California Healthline

    A bill to establish the Virtual Dental Home aims to bring dental care to sites where it is most needed. ...

Foster Care Coordination

  • Why Every Foster Kid Should Have an 'Electronic Backpack'
    on June 24, 2014

    Governing

    Recently launched, the "Electronic Backpack" project would help end incomplete medical records for foster youth in Ventura County, CA. Having a digital warehouse to hold ...

  • Ginny Puddefoot on Benefits of Coordinated Care for Ventura Youth in Foster Care
    on June 23, 2014

    California Healthline

    Ginny Puddefoot discusses at length the launch of a pilot program aimed at improving social and health care coordination for youth in foster ...

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.