More kids than ever have dental coverage. Pediatric dental coverage is included in all Covered California health plans for the first time. And all children enrolled in Medi-Cal also have dental coverage. However, many families may not realize that their children have dental coverage or how to obtain dental care.
Below are three fact sheets that address the differences in Medi-Cal dental coverage in Los Angeles County, Sacramento County, and the rest of the state. They are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Tongan and Vietnamese.
In partnership with Kidsdata and the Population Reference Bureau, our brief “Potential Effects of Public Charge Changes on California’s Children” provides an overview of what the proposed public charge regulation, the chilling effect it would have on the use of public programs and the negative impact it would have on the health and wellbeing of children in immigrant families.
Our new brief, Health Begins Where Children Live, Learn, and Play: Advancing Health Equity, provides examples of how health plans, providers, and states are incorporating Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) strategies into their current activities. The Children’s Partnership is working to ensure that policymakers recognize the urgent need to look beyond the doctor’s office, and begin addressing the conditions in which children are born, grow, live, go to school, and play in order to support a bright future for every child.
California’s next governor and elected leaders will face critical policy decisions that have the power to uplift children and families and ensure they have the resources and opportunities they need to be healthy, educated, and financially secure. Leaders across the political spectrum have a responsibility to protect children’s health, rights and well-being. As we look to the future, it is critical for us to unite in our continued efforts to prioritize our children.
The goal of this election guide is simple: to champion policies that improve the lives of California’s children, particularly those who have been historically marginalized. We hope the information will make it easier to identify worthy candidates who understand the challenges facing children and families, and who commit to taking action to level the playing field for California’s children, particularly poor children and children of color.
Healthy Mind, Healthy Future
Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children in Immigrant Families
Our new report, Healthy Mind, Healthy Future: Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children in Immigrant Families, documents our research project, including results from focus groups and surveys among immigrant families, surveys among health care providers, and key informant interviews among a variety of stakeholders throughout California. The report shines a spotlight on promising programs and practices in California that demonstrate how many schools, clinics, and community-based organizations in the state are taking matters into their own hands to help mitigate the increased fear and anxiety among immigrant families.
Read our report to learn what you as an advocate, a health provider, an educator, or as a community member can do to support children in immigrant families, and visit The Children’s Partnership and The California Immigrant Policy Center for updates on our work.
Roadmap for Action
Advancing the Adoption of Telehealth in Child Care Centers and Schools to Promote Children’s Health and Well Being
Our new Roadmap for Action, Advancing the Adoption of Telehealth in Child Care Centers and Schools to Promote Children’s Health and Well Being, developed in collaboration with Nemours Children’s Health System, Winter Park Health Foundation, and NORC at the University of Chicago, is the culmination of many months of hard work beginning with a national convening in January 2018 that brought together a diverse group of experts from thirteen states to share best practices, evidence-based outcomes, and keys to overcoming systemic barriers to implementation of successful telehealth programs.
These successful and innovative programs and the valuable lessons they provide are discussed in our Roadmap for Action with the hopes that their impact on child health access, quality, and care can be replicated in school and child care settings across the country.
Our new pamphlet includes information on existing options for undocumented and mixed-status families. It outlines health care rights and protections, and it provides information about accessing care locally. Download Here
This brief examines some of the challenges faced by low-income students of color, as well as the innovative solutions that communities are creating to address this need. Using feedback from participants in Teens Exploring Technology’s programs, the brief explores how community-based efforts can play a role in bridging the digital divide, by helping youth gain much-needed skills while also helping them envision a pathway to a STEM career.
#HackFosterCareLA was inspired by the first-ever foster care hackathon, held at the White House in May 2016. The Hack Foster Care Coalition identifies foster care hackathons as a way “to use technology to improve the lives of foster youth and families in the child welfare system” by bringing “together tech leaders, child welfare agencies, foster youth and families to develop solutions that make a meaningful difference.”