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Janis Connallon

Dear Readers,

This abbreviated issue marks the end of the first year of publication of the Advocacy Network Newsletter. We hope that the information we have provided has been useful to you. To ensure that we continue to meet your goals in subscribing, we will conduct a brief online survey early in 2014. Your participation will help us enhance the content and provide ideas for new issues to cover.

Thank you for being a member of the Advocacy Network, and special thanks to those who were willing to share their stories. Network membership and our subscriber base have grown substantially over the course of the year, and we now are close to 1,000 strong across the state.

We look forward to bringing you more information in 2014 that will help us reach our mutual goal of a high-performing system of care for children with special health care needs and their families.

Our next issue will be published Jan. 9, 2014. Every good wish for the new year.

– Janis Connallon, Network Manager & Eileen Walsh, Newsletter Editor


Covered California: Dec. 23 Enrollment Deadline for Jan. 1 Coverage!
Monday, December 23, is the deadline announced by Covered California for those who wish to be enrolled in an insurance plan on Jan. 1, 2014. For information about extended service center hours and assistance with enrollment, visit the Covered California site. For those who miss the Dec. 23 deadline, open enrollment will be available through March 31, 2014.


Let us know what's happening with your organization or family. E-mail Network Manager Janis Connallon at with your news or updates. Newsletter Editor: Eileen Walsh