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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

  • Comments on Modification and Revisions to the EHR "Meaningful Use" Incentive Program
    on July 14, 2014

    The Children's Partnership joined twenty-eight consumer organizations on submitted comments by Consumer Partnership for eHealth regarding Propsed Rule CMA-00520P/RIN 0938-AS30, ...

  • Kristen Golden Testa Questions Refusal of 'Free Money" by California Health Officials
    on July 04, 2014
    The Washington Post

    Consumer advocates and some legislators were surprised and frustrated when California health officials recently refused a $6 million donation to help ...

Health IT

  • on July 14, 2014

    The Children's Partnership joined twenty-eight consumer organizations on submitted comments by Consumer Partnership for eHealth regarding Propsed Rule CMA-00520P/RIN 0938-AS30, Modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for 2014; and Health Information Technology; Revised to the Certified EHR Technology Definition. 

  • 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 foster kids' health and education records eases their many transitions from one home to another and makes it easier to apply for ...

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

  • 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.