A collaborative effort of The Children's Partnership, Children Now, and Children's Defense Fund created to ensure that all of California's children obtain the health coverage they need to grow up strong and healthy

What's New

What Families Should Know About Changes to the Healthy Families Program

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Throughout 2013, all 875,000 children enrolled in the Healthy Families Program will be moved into the Medi-Cal program. Read about what families should know about the changes to the Healthy Families Program, and download county-specific fact sheets about the Healthy Families transition. If your child has experiences any problems in the Healthy Families transition, please complete this family feedback survey.   read more »

Back-to-School Health Checklist for Parents

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
A Parent's Back-To-School Health Checklist, downloadable in English and Spanish, is a quick guide for parents to use to ensure their children are as healthy and ready to learn as possible when they go back to school.  read more »

Urge Governor Brown to Expand Medi-Cal for California Families

Monday, May 6, 2013
Take action and call or email Governor Brown to tell him you are counting on him to expand Medi-Cal as soon as possible – California’s children and families can’t afford any more delays!  read more »

State Fails to Ensure Access to Behavioral Health Services for Autistic Children Transitioning from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
An unknown number of autistic children transitioning from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal were informed that they will no longer be able to access critical behavioral health services once enrolled into a Medi-Cal health plan. Families who called the state’s help lines have been unable to get definitive answers about how to resolve the problem and access these services. Children’s advocates are frustrated by the state’s lack of planning and attention to this issue, despite the fact that this specific concern about loss of services for autistic children has been raised many times over the past several months.  read more »

An Expansion of Medicaid is Right for California’s Future and Families

Friday, January 4, 2013
California children’s health advocates, among many others, agree that continued implementation of the ACA by expanding Medi-Cal is without a doubt the right thing to do for California’s families and the future of health care in this state.   read more »

California Congressional delegation weighs in on Healthy Families transition

Monday, November 19, 2012
Twenty-two members of the California Congressional delegation sent a letter to Diana Dooley expressing their concerns about the transition of children from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal.  read more »

Starting Healthy: A Back-To-School Checklist for Parents

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Starting Healthy: A Back-To-School Checklist for Parents, downloadable in English and Spanish, is a quick guide for parents to use to ensure their children are as healthy and ready to learn as possible when they go back to school. It includes making sure your kids are up-to-date on needed medical services and dental check-ups, and their health information on file at school is current.  read more »

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

Thursday, June 28, 2012
On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care reform law. As a result, millions of California children and families will continue to benefit from the landmark legislation.  read more »

Healthy Families Deserves a Healthy Transition

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A broad coalition of children’s advocates, health care providers, and faith groups released a statement calling on Governor Brown and the Legislature to make children’s health care a priority in the face of serious budget shortfalls.  read more »

New California Parent Resources - Affordable Care Act: Top 5 Benefits for Children

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
In celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the 100% Campaign released this new parent resource describing the top Affordable Care Act benefits for California children.  read more »