The Children and Families Commission of Orange County released a report marking 15 years of working to improve the lives of young children, guided by its commitment to ensure that “All children are healthy and ready to learn.” While documenting the achievements of the past decade and a half, the report, titled “15 Years and Moving Forward,” also sets the stage for the Commission’s evolving role in serving the county’s young children and families.
The Children and Families Commission, on behalf of the several Southern California Proposition 10 Commissions, has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) - Software System for Data Collection and Reporting. Proposals may be accessed via the Commission’s website at www.occhildrenandfamilies.com/.
Register for the Early Childhood STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Conference hosted by the Commission, THINK Together, and the Children’s Center at CalTech. The conference is scheduled for February 6-8, 2014 at the Hilton Orange County in Cost Mesa.
Children and Families Commission of Orange County
1505 E. 17th Street, Suite 230
Santa Ana, CA 92705
In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement emphasizing that “all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults through 26 years of age must have access to comprehensive health care benefits that will ensure their optimal health and wellbeing.”
Children grow at rapid rates, and health problems – if untreated – can affect a child’s cognitive, physical, behavioral and emotional development. Health insurance coverage is the most common route to ensuring a child accesses routine medical care, including screenings for dental, vision, and developmental or behavioral concerns, together with referrals and treatment when needed. However, many children – including those with special medical risks – lack access to health care, or for a variety of reasons, do not access available resources.