The Children's Partnership

The Children's Partnership (TCP) works in California and nationally to ensure that all children—especially those at risk of being left behind—have the resources and the opportunities they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives. TCP focuses particular attention on securing health coverage for all children, simplifying and modernizing how families enroll in public programs, and ensuring that the opportunities offered by computers and the Internet benefit all children and families. See below for more information about TCP’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!


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  • TCP Spreads the Word About New Dental Coverage for Children

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    CA: The Children’s Partnership (TCP) blogged about Covered California including dental coverage in all health plans offered through the exchange for the first time ever. The blog notes that all children enrolled in Medi-Cal or a Covered California health plan will now have dental coverage, meaning that that most children in the state should now have dental coverage. To help spread the word, TCP also prepared fact sheets for parents and providers.

  • The Children’s Partnership Blogs About School Enrollment Efforts

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    CA: The Children’s Partnership blogged about the ALL IN For Health campaign’s efforts to reach families through schools, early learning and care, and after-school sites. The campaign is working with Montebello and Natomas Unified School Districts to enroll families in Covered California and Medi-Cal. The campaign has helped over 70 families enroll in coverage and will continue through the end of the 2015 Open Enrollment Period.

  • TCP Blogs About ALL IN For Health Campaign

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    CA: The Children’s Partnership provided an update on their ALL IN For Health Campaign after the first few weeks of open enrollment. The update features background on the campaign and materials that encourage people to sign up for health coverage, including an infographic.

  • TCP Issues Progress Report on the ALL IN Campaign

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    CA: The Children’s Partnership released a progress report on the impact of the ALL IN Campaign to increase enrollment in health coverage through education, enrollment events, and partnerships with schools and school districts. ALL IN reached over 114,000 parents, 6,250 school board members, and 2,000 county and district school superintendents. The report discusses lessons learned and outlines the campaign strategy for the upcoming school year.

  • By the Numbers! TCP Blogs about California’s Eligibility and Enrollment Data Reporting

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    CA: Kristen Golden Testa, director for The Children’s Partnership, wrote a guest blog for the Georgetown Center for Children and Families’ Say Ahhh! blog about California’s data reporting on Medi-Cal and marketplace eligibility and enrollment.  KidsWell CA advocates are also providing input to state agencies on additional data elements for future reporting.  
  • TCP Lauds California’s School-Based Enrollment Efforts

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    CA: Wendy Lazarus, founder and president of The Children’s Partnership (TCP), was quoted in a Cabinet Report article about TCP’s “All in for Health” campaign that provides schools and child-care providers with tools to help children and their families enroll in health insurance coverage.  Lazarus lauds Tom Torlakson, California state superintendent, and other state organizations for making California “a leader in bringing health care to hundreds of thousands of children and their families.”

  • CA’s State Superintendent Promotes TCP Resources For Children’s Outreach and Enrollment

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    CA: California’s State Superintendent Tom Torlakson sent a letter to every school superintendent urging them to use The Children Partnership’s  ALL IN Campaign materials and resources to spread the word and help families enroll in health insurance coverage by March 31st.  

  • TAP Published Op-Ed About ALL IN Campaign

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    CA: Wendy Lazarus, founder and co-president of The Children’s Partnership (TCP), published an op-ed in the Huffington Post on TCP’s ALL IN Campaign. The Campaign is collaboration among Covered California (the State-based Marketplace), state agencies, and local organizations to develop educational tools to help schools enroll uninsured children and their families into coverage.

  • Are You ALL IN? TCP Launched School Outreach and Enrollment Campaign

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    CA: The Children’s Partnership (TCP) launched the ALL IN campaign, a yearlong outreach and enrollment campaign to help schools, child-care and after-school leaders provide families information about the new health care options under the ACA and how they can access coverage. TCP’s partnership with the California Department of Education, California School Boards Association, California School Health Centers association, California Coverage & Health Initiatives, Covered California, The California Endowment, and Kaiser Permanente enables the campaign to reach over 44,000 people in the school community. The Campaign published a toolkit to help school and community leaders learn about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and help children and families enroll in coverage.
  • TCP Responds to Exchange Open Enrollment Kick-Off!!

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    CA: The Children’s Partnership’s (TCP) Founder and Co-President, Wendy Lazarus, released a statement about TCP’s ALL IN Campaign, developed in collaboration with the California Department of Education, the California School Boards Association, the California School Health Centers Association, the California Coverage & Health Initiatives, Get Covered, and Covered California (the State-based Marketplace). Ms. Lazarus’s statement highlights TCPs work with its partners, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, education leaders, schools, and child care providers across the state to educate families about the new health care options available through the Marketplaces.
  • Action Alert! MomsRising & CA Requested Signatures to Preserve Services in California Healthy Families Transition

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    MomsRising & CA: MomsRising, in collaboration with KidsWell California, released a call to action for individuals to sign a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown requesting that he preserve health benefits for children with autism, specifically Applied Behavioral Analysis, as the state continues to transition children from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal.
  • Call to Action! MomsRising Joins California Advocates Urging Governor to Expand Medicaid

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    MomsRising and CA: MomsRising issued a call to action, in collaboration with KidsWell California Advocates, to urge Governor Jerry Brown to support the California Legislature in expanding Medi-Cal.
  • TCP Published Highlights on Benefits of the ACA

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    The Children’s Partnership (TCP) published a guest blog post on Insure the Uninsured Project; featured on Southern California Public Radio; quoted in an article by New America Media; published a Letter To the Editor in the Sacramento Bee; featured on a CBS Los Angeles on a story of a family benefitting from the ACA; attended two press events sponsored by Health Access; and participated in several national social media campaigns with the American Academy of Pediatrics, First Focus, and Families USA.
  • Children's Partnership Co-President Announced Opposition to Governor Brown's Proposed Budget Cuts

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    A January 5, 2012 LA Times article quoted Children’s Partnership’s Wendy Lazarus as opposing cuts in Governor Brown’s new budget proposal. “It would be irresponsible to move forward with these proposals without assurances that children will not be harmed,” she said. At issue is potentially devastating cuts to the Healthy Families program, which provides coverage for children not poor enough to qualify for Medi-Cal but who still lack health insurance.

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