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CDF-CA Advocates for Children’s Health Care Programs in Budget

CA: Michele Stillwell-Parvensky, senior policy and communications associate for the Children's Defense Fund—California, was quoted in California Healthline about the inclusion of children’s health care programs in California’s budget.  The programs include the Black Infant Health Program, Early Mental Health Initiative, applied behavior analysis therapy benefit, Children's Dental Disease Prevention Program, and Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rate restoration. Stillwell-Parvensky stated, “We're hopeful the Legislature will decide to invest in effective health prevention programs for children. In the grand scope of the budget, these are relatively small-ticket items that have been proven to have a big impact for kids.”