Full Medi-Cal Benefits Now Available to Undocumented Immigrant Children

Full Medi-Cal coverage is now available to all children of low-income families in California, regardless of immigration status. Get resources to help families enroll their kids, and get the latest numbers on health-care coverage since the new law took effect in May.

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It’s Breastfeeding Awareness Time. Here Are Some Resources and Research.

August is all about breastfeeding awareness. Every year the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee declares it National Breastfeeding Month (#NBM16). The first week (August 1-7) is World Breastfeeding Week and August 25-31 is Black Breastfeeding Week. Here are some resources and the latest related research.

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Video: Mom Tells Northridge Hospital Staff How ‘Welcome Baby’ Helped Her

A mom talks to her Welcome Baby Parent Coach and Hospital Liaison at Northridge Hospital and explains how the program helped her with breastfeeding and with her psychological health, neither of which had gone well after delivering her first child.

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Fatherhood Matters: Resources That Encourage Dads to Stay Involved With Their Kids

It’s Father’s Day this weekend, so we’ve rounded up a few resources you can use (all year long) to emphasize the importance of fatherhood.

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Janice French Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Janice French, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award for decades of important contributions to the field of maternal and child health.

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Pregnant Women Dumped by Covered California Into Medi-Cal, Without Notice or Consent

Lynn Kersey has some advice for pregnant women who bought health insurance policies from Covered California and want to keep them: Don’t report your pregnancy to the agency.

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“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Resources and Training on Early Childhood Development From the CDC

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Learn the Signs. Act Early. program, the CDC has posted new resources and training — perfect for home visitors and families with little ones. And there’s plenty more where these came from …

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Medi-Cal Expands to Immigrant Children. Here’s How It Works.

In a few months, California will begin providing full Medi-Cal coverage to all low-income children — regardless of their immigration status. Depending on whom you ask, anywhere from 170,000 to 250,000 children who live in California and are in the country illegally will qualify. If you think your child will, or know a parent whose child will, state officials and health care advocates have a simple message for you: Take action now.

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Resources on Children’s Dental Health

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and we’ve recently come across some resources that can help families learn about getting preventive dental care for their kids.

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Health Care Resources for Immigrant Families

Children of immigrants are the fastest growing population of children in the United States. These families face unique challenges and barriers to accessing health coverage and care. If you are a home visitor with L.A. county’s Family Strengthening Network, you probably provide services to immigrant families, so we’ve gathered some recent resources and research that we hope will be useful.

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