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Candidate Survey on California's Kids
In September, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health sent surveys to a group of candidates running in the Nov. 2, 2010 election. Our goal is to help the public better understand how the candidates view issues related to children's health and well being.
The Foundation does not endorse candidates. The goal of the survey is to provide information to voters, and to bring children's issues to the attention of policymakers and potential policymakers.
1) If you could tell California voters one thing about your commitment to the health and well being of children, what would it be? See responses>>
2) In the past decade, Californian voters have consistently ranked children and child-related issues as a top priority, yet state programs that support children frequently lack adequate resources to fulfill their missions. If elected, what steps would you take to make the health and well being of children a higher priority in California? See responses>>
3) How would you leverage the newly enacted health care reform legislation to benefit children in California? See responses>>
4) Statewide, 10 to 15 percent of families have a child with a special health care need -- a chronic physical, developmental, or behavioral condition that requires more than routine health and related services. As the fact sheet below illustrates, California ranks last in the nation on a minimum quality-of-care index for children with special health care needs. If elected, how would you address this situation? See responses>>
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Larry Aceves (State Superintendent of Public Instruction)
Richard Pan, MD (Assembly District 5; Sacramento)
Michael Allen (Assembly District 7; Napa, Solano, Sonoma)
Gentry (Assembly District 7; Napa, Solano, Sonoma)
Toni Atkins (Assembly District 76; San Diego)