• 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.

  • An Enhanced Model of Health Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs in California

    Thanks to medical advances, growing numbers of children now live with complex, chronic health conditions. However, our health care system has not evolved to keep pace with this historic shift. The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health convened experts to develop an enhanced model for how care could be delivered to children with special health care needs in California.

  • Changing Pediatric Residency Training to Improve Quality of Care for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

    A large percentage of children with special health care needs do not have an established medical home, but rely instead for primary care on the pediatric subspecialists who treat their specific conditions. These specialists often have not received adequate graduate training to care for patients with complex conditions. This study explores how changes in graduate residency training might improve the quality of care for children with special health care needs.

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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.

  • Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Profile of Key Issues and a Call to Action

    In California, about 15 percent of children had special health care needs in 2007 — chronic physical, developmental, or behavioral conditions that require more than routine health and related services. A report commissioned by the Foundation documents areas in which the state is lagging on providing high-quality services for these children and their families.

  • 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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