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    Parent Survey: Most Valuable Components of Medical Home

    The evidence is clear that care in a pediatric medical home results in improved health outcomes, increased family satisfaction, and decreased cost of care. A statewide survey queried California parents on which components of a medical home they most value, and how satisfied they are with the care their child receives. 

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    Why Becoming a Good Parent Begins in Infancy: How Relationship Skills Are Developed throughout the Life Course

    Learning social skills is a cumulative, lifelong task that can have a profound effect on many aspects of an individual’s life. Social skills can be taught and reinforced at all ages and in numerous social settings. Greater attention to supporting the kinds of social interactions that improve relationships can contribute to individual growth and a more equitable and just society.

  • California's Diminishing Resource: Children

    A report released today by the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health indicates that an unprecedented decline in California’s child population, coupled with a tidal wave of Baby Boom retirees, will pose significant challenges for the state’s future prosperity.

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    2010 California Parent Survey

    Results from a wide-ranging survey that asked California parents how they view their children's health and well being provide a wealth of current data that can inform and support the work of organizations across California that serve kids.

  • The California Index of Child and Youth Well-Being

    The first-ever "California Index of Child and Youth Well Being" shows a consistent pattern of improvement in how children have fared over the last decade, but warns that the present economic recession could undermine and possibly even reverse those gains.

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