ANAHEIM DUCKS FANS JUMPSTART ESSENTIALS FOR YOUNG LIVES DONATION DRIVE

Over 17,000 Diapers Collected the Honda Center

February 25, 2011 (Anaheim, CA) – To kickoff HomeAid Orange County’s Essentials for Young Lives donation drive, in partnership with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, Anaheim Ducks fans brought diapers to the Honda Center on Wednesday evening. Through the National Hockey League’s Hockey for Huggies initiative, a total of 17,106 diapers were collected and will be donated directly to HomeAid’s 2011 Essentials for Young Lives.

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WHOOPING-COUGH OUTBREAK BRINGS TIGHTER LAW IN 2011

Begining in the fall of 2011, all children in 7th through 12th grades planning to attend public or private school must submit proof they’ve received a booster shot to guard against whooping cough, also known as pertussis. Landon Hall, reporter for the Orange County Register, writes about one of the most important health-related laws taking effect in California in 2011.

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COMMISSION RESPONDS TO SHORTAGE OF PEDIATRIC SUB-SPECIALISTS: LAUNCHES PEDIATRIC PHYSICIAN LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

Children and Families Commission Seeks to Ease Shortage of Pediatric Sub-Specialists

IRVINE, CA – The Children and Families Commission of Orange County today announced it has selected the first three physicians to participate in its new loan repayment program – an innovative and aggressive effort to ease Orange County’s severe shortage of pediatric sub-specialists.

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