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    Articles & Research: Fact sheets and issue briefs hand-selected for California State Legislators and their staffs. These resources provide useful information using statistics, case studies and other research methods  to explain the issue of children’s health care in California.

    News Articles
    Pre-K’s Big Question: Where Will We Put the Kids?
    Addresses the lack of facilities as enrollment in preschool increases.
    National Institute for Early Education Research

    http://nieer.org
    Screening Newborns: Just the Beginning:
    Newborn screening and tracking diagnosed children varies among states.
    State Legislatures

    www.ncsl.org/magazine
    State Funded Preschool Passed One Million Mark, Yet Most 3- and 4-Year Olds are Denied Access to Public Preschool Programs:
    State-funded preschools served over one million children last year, yet public pre-K was unavailable for most 3- and 4-year-olds.
    National Institute for Early Education Research

    http://nieer.org

      Research

    California Children’s Health Initiative Enrollment by Counties:
    Enrollment rates by California county and program, including Healthy Kids and Cal Kids.
    California Children’s Health Initiatives

    www.cchi4kids.org
    A Trusted Voice: Leveraging the Local Experience of Community Based Organizations in implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
    Report focused on community-based outreach and enrollment in California: how it has been best used to date and how it can be most effectively employed in the ACA world.
    California Coverage and Health Inititatives (CCHI)

    cchi4families.org
    California Children’s Programs 101:
    Provides a general description of California Children’s Health Insurance programs including a brief background, eligibility, and services.
    Government Action & Communication Institute

    www.gacinstitute.org
    California’s Family Health Insurance Programs:
    Data on enrollment in California’s Family Health Insurance Programs for 2007.
    Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board

    www.mrmib.ca.gov
    Childhood Obesity & Dental Disease: Common Causes, Common Solutions
    Report on the intersections of childhood obesity and dental disease. Offers solutions that can promote the prevention of both.
    Children Now

    www.childrennow.org
    Children’s Oral Health:
    Background on dental disease in the United States as well as state and federal action in addressing the issue.  
    National Conference of State Legislatures

    www.ncsl.org
    CHIPRA at Work Three Years Later: Shaping State Action and Connecting Children to Coverage
    An issue brief summarizing the accomplishments of CHIPRA. Georgetown University Center for Children & Families

    ccf.georgetown.edu
    Despite Recent Challenges, Parent’s Opinions of the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program Remain High:
    Includes background information on the Healthy Kids Program as well as information on enrollment, benefits, service delivery, cost-savings, as well as policy implications.  
    The Urban Institute

    www.urban.org
    Growing Pains for the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program:
    Findings from the second evaluation case study including background, prior evaluation findings, financing, and options for program improvement.
    The Urban Institute

    www.urban.org
    Healthy Families 101:
    Information on the background, funding, eligibility, and benefits of the Healthy Families program.
    Government Action & Communication Institute

    www.gacinstitute.org
    Health Care Reform Assessment Project: Local Children’s Health Care Coverage Programs Transition to the Healthy Families Program & Medical:
    This report includes and evaluation of the eligibility and enrollment systems of the various state and local programs, a readiness assessment, and a gap analysis between the state and local programs.
    Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB)

    www.mrmib.ca.gov
    Improving the Lives of Young Children: Meeting Parents’ Health and Mental Needs Through Medicaid and CHIP so Children Can Thrive:
    Summary of an issue brief discussing state Medicaid and CHIP choices that can enhance delivery of medical, mental health, and related services to parents.
    The Urban Institute

    www.urban.org
    Inch by Inch, Row by Row, Gonna Make this Garden Grow: Classroom Quality and Language Skills in the Abbott Preschool Program:
    Report on quality of preschool classrooms in New Jersey's Abbott districts and the language skills of those students upon kindergarten entry.
    National Institute for Early Education Research

    http://nieer.org
    Los Angeles Healthy Kids Improves Access to Care and Health Status:
    Longitudinal findings on the impact of Healthy Kids in the Los Angeles.  
    The Urban Institute

    www.urban.org
    Medi-Cal 101:
    Overview of Medi-Cal including, the background, governance, funding, eligibility, and program descriptions.
    Government Action & Communication Institute

    www.gacinstitute.org
    New Study of Children’s Health Initiatives in Three Counties Shows Dramatic Gains in Children’s Dental Health Care:
    Study shows access to dental care and general health care increases with enrollment in Healthy Kids while unmet dental needs decline.
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

    www.mathematica-mpr.com
    Performing Under Pressure: Annual Findings of a 50-State Survey of Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost-Sharing Policies in Medicaid and CHIP
    Annual report detailing the results of a 50-state survey of eligibility, enrollment, renewal, and cost-sharing policies in Medicaid and CHIP. Kaiser Commission on Medicaid & the Uninsured
    http://www.kff.org

    Publicly Funded Early Care and Education Programs for California’s Preschool-Aged Children:
    Summarizes part two of the RAND California Preschool Study which is on the system of subsidized ECE programs that serve preschool-age children in California.
    RAND Corporation

    www.rand.org
    Roadblocks to Coverage for Children: Implications of Procedural Cuts in Medicaid & CHIP:
    Issue brief looking at potential “backdoor” cuts that, if implemented, would put up barriers to covering children.
    Georgetown University Center for Children & Families

    ccf.georgetown.edu
    Room for Improvement in the Use of High-Quality Preschool Programs for California’s Children:
    Summarizes part three of the RAND California Preschool Study which established the extent to which there is room for improvement in preschool access or program quality and whether some children are particularly underserved. 
    RAND Corporation

    www.rand.org
    Secrets to Success: An Analysis of Four States at the Forefront of the Nation’s Gaines in Children’s Health Coverage
    An analysis, based on site-visits and interviews with key stakeholders, examining the experiences of Alabama, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Oregon.
    Kaiser Commission on Medicaid & the Uninsured

    http://www.kff.org
    State of Preschool 2007:
    Overview of state funded preschool education on the national level as well as a detailed breakdown by state.
    National Institute for Early Education Research

    http://nieer.org
    Strategies for Advancing Preschool Adequacy and Efficiency in California:
    Summarizes the fourth and final report of the RAND California Preschool Study which synthesizes findings of the earlier reports and recommends policies.
    RAND Corporation

    www.rand.org
    The Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study (APPLES):
    Report on a longitudinal study conducted to determine if the learning gains found in early research at kindergarten entry continue into elementary school.
    National Institute for Early Education Research

    http://nieer.org
    The Crucial Role of Counties in the Health of Californians: An Overview:
    Background information for policy discussions about the role California counties will play in the future health of California.
    California HealthCare Foundation

    www.chcf.org
    The First Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act: Expanding & Improving Health Coverage for Children & Youth:
    Brief on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on children’s coverage.
    100 Percent Campaign

    www.100percentcampaign.org
    The Healthy Families Program Health Status Assessment: Final Report:
    Report on a longitudinal survey of families of children who were newly enrolled in the Healthy Families Program in 2001 to measure changes in access to care and health status.
    Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board

    www.mrmib.ca.gov
    The New Responsibility to Secure Coverage: Frequently Asked Questions
    Q&A document to provide policymakers with a detailed explanation of why the requirement was included in the new law and how it will work.
    Georgetown University Center for Children & Families

    ccf.georgetown.edu
    The Promise of Preschool for Narrowing Readiness and Achievement Gaps Among California’s Children:
    Summarizes findings from part one of the RAND California Preschool Study which is on school achievement and the potential of preschool to make a difference.
    RAND Corporation

    www.rand.org
    What Does Economics Tell us About Early Childhood Policy?:
    Summarizes the concept of the human capital theory and monetary payoff with relation to early childhood issues.  
    RAND Corporation

    www.rand.org
    Who are the Uninsured Children: 2010 Profile of America’s Uninsured Children
    Demographics of uninsured children nationwide.  
    Children's Defense Fund

    www.childrensdefense.org
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