Research and Resources

May 24, 2019

Potential Effects of Public Charge Changes on California’s Children

Our new pamphlet includes information on existing options for undocumented and mixed-status families. It outlines...

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September 28, 2018

Health Begins Where Children Live, Learn, and Play: Advancing Health Equity

Our new pamphlet includes information on existing options for undocumented and mixed-status families. It outlines...

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September 28, 2018

Voter Guide to Improve the Lives of California’s Children

Our new pamphlet includes information on existing options for undocumented and mixed-status families. It outlines...

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September 22, 2018

CHIP/MIECHV/Health Center One Pager

Our new pamphlet includes information on existing options for undocumented and mixed-status families. It outlines...

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September 22, 2018

Healthy Mind, Healthy Future: Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children in Immigrant Families

Our new pamphlet includes information on existing options for undocumented and mixed-status families. It outlines...

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September 22, 2018

Telehealth Report

Our new pamphlet includes information on existing options for undocumented and mixed-status families. It outlines...

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September 21, 2018

Know Your Family’s Health Care Rights

Our new pamphlet includes information on existing options for undocumented and mixed-status families. It outlines...

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November 8, 2017

Building a Better Pathway Fostering Community-Based Solutions to Advance STEM Equity for Children and Youth

This brief examines some of the challenges faced by low-income […]

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August 31, 2017

Telehealth: A Promising Opportunity to Improve Health Access for Children with Special Health Care Needs in California

Families of children with special health care needs are painfully […]

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August 28, 2017

Los Angeles Hackathon Report

#HackFosterCareLA was inspired by the first-ever foster care hackathon, held […]

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February 24, 2017

Leveraging Technology to Benefit Kids in Foster Care in California

There’s an app for that! What was once a witty […]

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November 2, 2016

A Golden Opportunity: California Celebrates Historic Rates of Children’s Health Coverage

Originally published in Say Ahhh!, a blog of Georgetown University […]

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October 12, 2016

This Hispanic Heritage Month, Celebrate At the Ballot Box

The theme of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month is […]

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September 30, 2016

Building a Child Welfare Services System That Works for Children and Youth in Foster Care

Yesterday, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) reported out […]

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August 30, 2016

A Critical Back-To-School Tool Students Need

It’s that time of year where families, educators, and school […]

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August 26, 2016

California Continues to Move Forward on Covering Children in Immigrant Families

Despite this June’s disappointing inaction by the Supreme Court on […]

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August 1, 2016

Creative Solutions to California Kids’ Oral Health Crisis: Leveraging the Role of Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs

Providing a young child with oral health care helps ensure long-term […]

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June 29, 2016

During Immigrant Heritage Month, Reflections on Creating an Inclusive Health Care System in California

The American story is inherently one of immigrants. Like so […]

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June 23, 2016

Supreme Court Impasse on Expanded DACA and DAPA: A Missed Opportunity For Kids’ Health

Co-authored by Sonya Schwartz, Georgetown CCF The Supreme Court’s 4-4 vote […]

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June 21, 2016

Creating True Peace of Mind for Families with Affordable Health Coverage

Health coverage offers families more than the chance to be […]

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June 15, 2016

Continuing California’s Leadership in Opening Doors to Health Coverage for Children

Without a doubt, California has been a leader in health […]

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June 15, 2016

The Affordable Care Act and Children’s Coverage in California: Our Progress and Our Future

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had tremendous impact on […]

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June 9, 2016

Advancing Children’s Health Coverage and Care

Over the past six years, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

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June 8, 2016

Engaging Foster Youth and Foster Parents in Electronic Records Initiatives: Lessons Learned

More than 400,000 children and youth are in foster care […]

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May 26, 2016

TCP to Contribute to White House Technology “Hackathon” for Foster Care

Tomorrow, The Children’s Partnership will present at the first ever […]

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May 24, 2016

Health4All Kids Is Now a Reality in California

Last week, California demonstrated how it continues to raise the […]

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April 7, 2016

A Countdown to Health4All Kids!

Next month, California will take a critical step toward securing […]

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March 23, 2016

Beyond Enrollment: Helping California Families Get Care

Today in California and across the country, millions more Americans […]

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March 5, 2016

Empowering Transition-Age Youth Through Technology: An Innovative Demonstration Project in Sacramento County, CA

The Children’s Partnership (TCP) completed a one-year pilot project to […]

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February 23, 2016

What Can California Do to Prevent the #1 Chronic Childhood Disease?

During February, we commemorate Children’s Dental Health Month and, in […]

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February 19, 2016

Help Spread the Word About Health Coverage for ALL California Children

For decades, community organizations, policymakers, and advocates have worked together […]

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January 26, 2016

Charting Our Path to Improve Children’s Health and Well-Being

As the new President of a dynamic and innovative children’s […]

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January 22, 2016

From California to the White House: Healthy Students Make Good Learners

Healthy students make good learners. That’s the logic behind The […]

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January 19, 2016

Invest in the Health of Latino Children, Invest in the Future of California

When I worked at the US Department of Health and […]

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January 11, 2016

Partnering with Small Businesses to Improve Children’s Health

More than a decade ago, The Children’s Partnership teamed up […]

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January 5, 2016

Ventura County Foster Health Link: Connecting Foster Families with Their Essential Records

This groundbreaking public-private initiative develops the technical, governance, policy, and programmatic components […]

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December 3, 2015

A Note from Mayra E. Alvarez, President of The Children’s Partnership

Dear Friends of The Children’s Partnership, I am so excited […]

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November 19, 2015

Innovation at Work for America’s Children: A Timeline—Work That Matters

The Children’s Partnership was founded in 1993 as one century […]

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November 3, 2015

Even as California Continues Progress in Covering Children, We Can Do More

As we begin the third Covered California open enrollment period, […]

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October 30, 2015

The Oral Health Movement and How Collective Impact Can Benefit Kids

Last week, the DentaQuest Foundation, one of our oral health […]

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October 6, 2015

Ventura County Foster Health Link Goes Live!

California is a crucible of innovation and creativity, where new […]

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September 24, 2015

A Coordinated Effort to Improve Children’s Dental Care in California

Today, I had the opportunity to present to the Little […]

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August 12, 2015

ALL IN For Health’s Back to School 2015 Toolkit Has Arrived

Back-to-school time is here, which is the perfect time to […]

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August 10, 2015

Coverage for Immigrant Children and Families in California

Originally Posted in Say Ahhh! A Children’s Health Policy Blog  […]

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August 7, 2015

Immigration Relief for Parents and Youth = Whole Family Health Coverage in California

In late 2014, President Obama announced immigration executive actions that […]

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August 4, 2015

How Can California Expand Telehealth to Improve the Lives of Children with Special Health Care Needs?

For most of his childhood, Ethan and his mother often […]

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August 1, 2015

Realizing the Promise of Telehealth for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Telehealth—the use of technology to provide and coordinate health care […]

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July 30, 2015

The Evidence Is In: Now 50 Years Old, Medicaid Improves Kids’ Health and Much More

Today marks 50 years since Medicaid was signed into law […]

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June 30, 2015

The 123’s of Dental Care for California’s Youngest

Good oral health is critical to children’s ability to grow […]

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June 29, 2015

Reaching the Summit: How California Became the Largest State to Provide Health Coverage to All Kids

In 1997, The Children’s Partnership joined with a small group […]

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June 20, 2015

ALL IN For Health: 2013-2015 Highlights and Lessons Learned

ALL IN For Health launched with a simple mission: equip […]

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June 15, 2015

California Makes Strides Toward Health Coverage For All Families

Originally Published in First Focus: Voices for Kids. Despite the […]

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May 20, 2015

CASE STORIES: Electronic Record Systems for Children and Youth in Foster Care: Why They Matter

Invaluable lessons can be gleaned from the real-world experiences of […]

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May 1, 2015

AB 648 (Low): Meeting the Dental Care Needs of California’s Children Spreading the Virtual Dental Home

The California Dental Association and The Children’s Partnership are co-sponsoring […]

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May 1, 2015

Using Electronic Information Exchange to Improve Care and Health Outcomes

This fact sheet describes the health and well-being challenges children […]

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March 31, 2015

The Affordable Care Act in California Five Years Later

This past Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the Affordable […]

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March 18, 2015

Children Enrolled In Covered California And Medi-Cal Have Dental Coverage

For the very first time, pediatric dental coverage is included […]

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March 1, 2015

The Virtual Dental Home

New advances in technology are announced every day, but often […]

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January 16, 2015

Continuing the Momentum for Kids in 2015

As the new year begins, we are taking stock of […]

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December 22, 2014

New Proof on Why We Need to Fix Medi-Cal Dental Coverage Now

A newly released California state audit confirmed what The Children’s […]

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December 3, 2014

We Are ALL IN for Open Enrollment

We are a few weeks into the open enrollment season […]

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November 1, 2014

Top Reasons Why Electronic Care Coordination Can Help Children and Youth in Foster Care Beat the Odds

In California today, there are over 62,000 children and youth […]

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July 1, 2014

ALL IN For Health’s First Progress Report and A Look Ahead

ALL IN’s First Progress Report summarizes ALL IN For Health’s many […]

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February 1, 2014

Addressing California Children’s Dental Disease: Restoring CCDDPP Background Paper

The California Children’s Dental Disease Prevention Program (CCDDPP) was a […]

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November 5, 2013

WEBINAR: School-Based Telemedicine

Learn What’s Involved, How to Get Started and the Secrets […]

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January 15, 2013

Electronic Information Exchange: Elements that Matter for Children in Foster Care

This brief lays out the case for investing in systems […]

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January 10, 2013

Fix Medi-Cal Dental Coverage: Half of California Kids Depend On It

Medi-Cal’s dental program will soon provide dental services to about […]

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July 1, 2012

Using Telehealth Technologies to Improve Oral Health for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations

Telehealth refers to the use of technology to provide health […]

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June 14, 2012

Affordable Care Act: Top 11 Benefits for California Children and Youth

Just six months after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) law […]

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June 1, 2012

Youth and Technology State Fact Sheets

Developed by The Children’s Partnership, these state fact sheets provide key […]

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November 10, 2011

SHOP TALK: Recommendations for Ensuring Best Health Coverage Outcomes For Children and Families

This paper provides recommendations to the California Health Benefit Exchange […]

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November 1, 2011

Expanding California’s Dental Team to Care for Underserved Children: New Times, New Solutions

This brief provides an overview of the challenges faced by […]

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September 1, 2011

Maximizing the Value of HIT to Improve the Health of Children: A Guide for Consumer Engagement

The Children’s Partnership has developed a guide to maximize HIT’s […]

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July 15, 2011

Explaining Health Reform: Uses of Express Lane Strategies to Promote Participation in Coverage

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions […]

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July 1, 2011

Easy, Efficient, and Real-Time (EER): A Framework for a First-Class Health Insurance Enrollment Experience in California

This Framework lays out, step by step, how eligibility, enrollment, […]

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March 10, 2011

Mobile Technology: Smart Tools to Increase Participation in Health Coverage

This issue brief examines how mobile technology can be used […]

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October 1, 2010

Explaining Health Reform: Building Enrollment Systems That Meet The Expectations of the Affordable Care Act

The success of the Affordable Care Act in achieving near-universal […]

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October 1, 2010

Empowering Parents Through Technology

Computers and broadband are becoming essential tools to help parents […]

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February 1, 2010

Electronic Information Exchange for Children in Foster Care: A Roadmap to Improved Outcomes

The need for efficient and effective coordination of care to […]

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October 1, 2009

School-Based Telehealth: An Innovative Approach to Meet the Health Care Needs of California Children

This issue brief outlines how telehealth—the use of technology to […]

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October 1, 2009

Why Express Lane Eligibility Makes Sense for States and Low-Income Families

Published in partnership with the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the […]

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August 1, 2009

Express Lane Eligibility Efforts: Lessons Learned from Early State Cross-Program Enrollment Initiatives

This brief discusses lessons learned from early state cross-program enrollment […]

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May 5, 2009

Technology Enabled Innovations

This research and policy initiative, a joint project of The […]

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March 20, 2009

The School2Home Program: A Public-Private Initiative to Close the Technology Gap for California’s Middle School Families

This program brief describes the School2Home vision, identifies the targeted […]

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November 1, 2008

E-Health Snapshot: A Look at Emerging Health Information Technology for Children in Medicaid and SCHIP Programs

This report is an overview of state activity that highlights […]

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October 15, 2008

Improving Health Outcomes for Children in Foster Care: The Role of Electronic Record Systems

This issue brief describes how Electronic Record Systems (ERS) – […]

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September 1, 2008

California’s Children Need a Strong SCHIP Reauthorization Before March 2009

This fact sheet, authored by The Children’s Partnership with sign-on […]

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August 10, 2008

How Technology Can Help an Express Lane Eligibility Effort

This fact sheet provides information on how technology can help […]

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April 1, 2008

Information Technology Making a Difference in Children’s Lives: An Issue Brief for Leaders for Children

Providing research and case studies that show how digital tools […]

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March 30, 2008

Modernizing Medicaid and SCHIP So They Work Better for Children and Taxpayers: The Case for Wise Investments in Health IT

This fact sheet provides information on how Express Lane Eligibility […]

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March 15, 2008

Meeting the Health Care Needs of California’s Children: The Role of Telemedicine

This issue brief describes how telemedicine—the application of Information and […]

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July 30, 2007

Meeting the Health Care Needs of California Children in Schools and Child Care: Telemedicine Can Help

This issue brief describes efforts to use telemedicine in school […]

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July 1, 2007

Helping Our Children With Disabilities Succeed: What’s Broadband Got To Do With It?

The second in a series on how broadband benefits children, […]

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May 1, 2007

E-Health Snapshot: Harnessing Technology to Improve Medicaid and SCHIP

This report reviews promising practices underway across the country and […]

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March 1, 2007

Helping Our Children Succeed: What’s Broadband Got To Do With It?

This issue brief is designed to help leaders for children […]

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August 1, 2006

Reaching Uninsured Children in Provisional Schools Through Express Enrollment Strategies

This issue brief provides a roadmap of health care outreach […]

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June 30, 2006

Impacts of Technology on Outcomes for Youth: A 2005 Review

This review from The Children’s Partnership provides in-depth analysis of […]

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May 30, 2006

California Competes: Deploying Technology to Help California Youth Compete in a 21st-Century World

This strategy brief summarizes why any elected official should care […]

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May 1, 2006

Opening Doorways to Health Care for Children: 10 Steps to Ensure Eligible but Uninsured Children Get Health Insurance

In America, 8.4 million children remain uninsured even though about […]

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February 15, 2006

Health Savings Accounts & High Deductible Health Plans: How They Affect Children

This issue brief by The Children’s Partnership discusses Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) […]

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July 1, 2005

Mapping Children’s Health Care Enrollment: Recommendations for Improvement

This report by The Children’s Partnership in collaboration with the […]

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June 1, 2005

Measuring Digital Opportunity for America’s Children: Where We Stand and Where We Go From Here

This report is the first-ever look across four key areas […]

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September 15, 2004

Building an On-Ramp to Children’s Health Insurance: A Report on California’s Express Lane Eligibility Program

This report by The Children’s Partnership documents the results from […]

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June 30, 2004

Creating a Blog: A Workshop for Teens

This workshop gives information and materials for teaching a group […]

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April 30, 2004

Innovation at Work for America’s Children: A 10 Year Progress Report from The Children’s Partnership

This report, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of The Children’s Partnership, […]

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October 1, 2003

The Search for High-Quality Online Content for Low-Income and Underserved Communities: Evaluating and Producing What’s Needed

This report includes original research and recommendations to encourage both […]

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October 1, 2003

The Children’s Partnership’s Guidelines for Content Creation and Evaluation: Version 1.0

As part of our research on how to evaluate online […]

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October 1, 2003

Putting Children on the Express Lane to Health Insurance: A Primer on Implementing Express Enrollment Through School Lunch (AB 59)

This primer provides information on implementing Express Lane in California. […]

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May 1, 2003

Closing Health Insurance Gaps for Families: WIC Can Make It Happen

This publication by The Children’s Partnership and California WIC Association […]

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April 1, 2003

Future of Children Journal—”Express Lane Eligibility”

This article published in The Future  of Children journal “Health […]

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September 15, 2002

Pathways to Our Future: A Multimedia Training Program for Youth That Works

This report summarizes how a pilot program demonstrating how to […]

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March 1, 2002

Online Content for Low-Income and Underserved Americans: An Issue Brief

This report looks at the extent to which the Internet […]

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November 1, 2001

Computers In Our Future: What Works in Closing the Technology Gap?

This report describes a four-year $7.5 million demonstration program aimed […]

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March 1, 2001

Healthy Families: Health Insurance Through One Door

A report developed by The Children’s Partnership as part of […]

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July 1, 2000

WIC: A Door to Health Care for California’s Children

This publication by The Children’s Partnership and California WIC Association […]

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March 1, 2000

Online Content for Low-Income and Underserved Americans: The Digital Divide’s New Frontier

This report aims to describe the group of Americans—estimated at […]

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February 1, 2000

America’s Children: Challenges for the 21st Century

This briefing presents a data snapshot of some of the […]

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December 1, 1999

America’s Children in the 21st Century: Putting Ideas to Work

This report begins with a snapshot of children in America […]

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September 1, 1998

Reaching 100% of California’s Children with Affordable Health Insurance: A Strategic Audit of Activities and Opportunities

A report developed by The Children’s Partnership under the auspices […]

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May 1, 1996

Building a Constituency for Children: Community and National Strategies

A collection of the presentations at the Wingspread Conference Center […]

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February 1, 1996

America’s Uninsured Children and the Changing Policy Environment: A Strategic Audit of Activities and Opportunities

This report provides a baseline of the “state of uninsured […]

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September 1, 1994

America’s Children & The Information Superhighway: A Briefing Book and National Action Agenda

This report is designed to move the debate about the […]

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