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As Texas endures heat wave, new research emerges citing health risks to children

| Jun 17, 2022 | Texas

A new report issued by the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday says extreme heat waves, like the one Texas is currently experiencing, are putting children’s health at risk.     The news comes as heat advisories remain in effect and temperatures have consistently hit triple-digits throughout most of...[ Read More ]

Texas Children's Hospital to begin safely administering Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine booster to children aged 5 to 11

| May 20, 2022 | Texas

Beginning Friday, May 20, Texas Children’s Hospital and all Texas Children’s Pediatrics practices will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster to children aged 5 to 11, following FDA Emergency-Use Authorization granted May 17, and recommendation today by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.     The FDA and...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Improving children's health, Upcoming 5 slides conversation, CDPH on California's COVID turnaround

| Nov 3, 2021 | California

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," read about health leaders' recommendations for improving California children's health, CDPH's response to the state's significant turnaround in COVID transmission rates, and LA Care Health Plan's significantly lowered 2022 rates. Keep an eye out for the Detailed Agenda for our 2021 Southern California...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Medicaid redetermination, COVID-19 treatment costs, Women & children's health report

| Oct 28, 2021 | Washington

We've been hard at work putting together the Topical Agenda for the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 6. We'll announce that agenda in the coming weeks, but if you already know that you want to join us, be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird...[ Read More ]

Op-Ed: California can’t leave our children behind on missing medical care

, | Oct 25, 2021 | California

The kids are not all right. The more dangerous Delta COVID variant is far from the only health crisis our children are facing. Reports are showing that children are struggling with mental health, food insecurity, and obesity and backsliding on routine vaccinations. In California, we likely don’t know today the...[ Read More ]

Gov. Brown signs bill establishing System of Care Advisory Council

Emily Boerger | Sep 25, 2019 | Oregon

This week, Governor Kate Brown signed a bill establishing the statewide System of Care Advisory Council. The council will bring together 25 members from a variety of agencies, organizations, and backgrounds with the goal of improving care and support for vulnerable children and families in Oregon.     The primary...[ Read More ]