Our Impact

The Children’s Partnership holds itself to definable outcomes that lead to improvements in the lives of children and families. These impacts include definition of an agenda for children on emerging issue areas where no such agenda exists, significant changes in federal and state policy to improve health and educational opportunities, and direct health and educational benefits for children and families in California communities.

In an unforgettable year, we have achieved new milestones in the fight for health equity for California’s children. With the release of new research alongside collaborative advocacy efforts, we have worked to highlight and address the negative impacts of immigration enforcement and executive actions on children’s health and wellbeing. We have continued to work in partnership with schools and communities to talk about healthcare rights for all children and to make sure all children feel safe and welcomed in their schools.

We made sure children were put front and center during the midterm elections and prioritized civic engagement at our non-partisan gubernatorial forum, and we passed legislation to advance efforts to use telehealth technology to support mental and behavioral health services in public schools. Thank you, again – we could not have achieved these milestones without your support!

What We've Done: 2017 Highlights

97% Fought to protect historic gains in coverage for more than 97% of California's children. Met with over 60 legislative offices, led media campaigns, strengthened our coalitions, and created new ones to #KeepKidsCovered with quality medical, dental, vision, and mental health care services, regardless of where they are born.
4.5 Million Children in Immigrant Families Launched our Healthy Mind, Healthy Future campaign to address how immigration enforcement policies and executive actions threaten the health and economic security of children in immigrant families. In California, one in two children - 4.5 million - are part of an immigrant family.
535 Thousand Kinder- gartners Healthy students make better learners! Improved efforts to collect data from children in kindergarten to help their oral health through passage of SB 379. Signed into law by Governor Brown, the law helps combat oral health disparities and to strengthen oral health access for 535,000 children in kindergarten.
1 Thousand Families Reached Connected with over 30 schools and communities across California through our Let’s Talk series. Protecting Your Right to Health Care series to talk about health care rights for all children, regardless of where they are born. Building on our All In For Health campaign, we reached over 1,000 families!
200 Hack- tavists Supported the #HackFosterCareLA hackathon, which brought together over 200 hacktivists and many program officials and child advocates to develop technology solutions to improve the lives of over 34,000 children and youth in foster care.
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Our Impact in Action

Through our unique model, our work has impacted the lives of millions of children in California and across the nation. Read our case stories.


For more than two decades, The Children's Partnership (TCP) has had two primary areas of focus: "Improving the Health of America's Kids" and “Connecting Kids to Digital Opportunities.” This interactive timeline tells that story. Scroll through using the arrows on either side of each entry.

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