Our Approach


At TCP, we put ideas into action to improve the lives of children. We work at the intersection of research, policy, and community engagement to advocate on behalf of children, especially those from underserved communities. From improving health coverage and care to expanding digital health tools and opportunities, our work is to always look for solutions that will make a difference in the lives of children in California and across the nation. Our unique model harnesses the power of collaboration to break down silos and reinvent systems for delivering quality care and opportunity for children and their families.

Here is our approach.

A Voice For Children

First and foremost, we are advocates for children and this is the lens through which we approach our work. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of all children. While we promote sound policies and programs to benefit every child, we pay particular attention to children in underserved communities. Read the case study > 

Engaged Communities

All of our efforts begin and end in the communities we serve. We strive to be both a resource and an ally for underserved communities across California, actively listening to their needs in order to understand the root causes behind the obstacles facing kids and families. Informed by valuable community input, our work reflects the needs of the people we intend to serve. We keep the lines of communication open—educating families about new programs and available resources and listening to families about how to ensure such programs meet their needs. Our tools and resources help empower communities and families to make more informed choices for their children. Read the case study >

Power Through Partnerships

More than just a part of our name, partnerships are at the heart of our work. We collaborate with a diverse network of strategic partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to champion innovative programs and policies that help children thrive. Thanks to our partnerships with advocates, decision-makers, service providers, and community-based organizations on the ground, we are impacting children and families in California and beyond. Read the case study >

Valuable Expertise

Our team’s leadership and expertise in health and technology policy, research, and programming have put us at the forefront of the children’s advocacy movement. We keep our finger on the pulse of change, identifying emerging trends, new technologies, and innovative solutions to systemic problems. Our leadership in children’s health advocacy has positioned us as a trusted resource for thought leaders and policymakers on both sides of the aisle.  Read the case study >

Research-Driven Policy

Informed policymaking leads to commonsense solutions. We promote policies that are driven by research and responsive to community needs. By tracking programmatic breakthroughs at the local level, we help set the agenda for statewide policy and take our demonstrated solutions nationwide. Read the case study > 

Scalable Innovation

Calling California home, our work is inspired by the culture of innovation, creativity, and diversity that defines the Golden State. The state is our incubator. Our local pilot programs provide both immediate and concrete benefits and an invaluable way to test out real-world solutions. We leverage our programmatic knowledge in California to influence federal policies and take our demonstrated solutions to scale. Our work is designed to serve as useful demonstrations for other interested states, maximizing the benefits for children and families throughout the country. Read the case study >