Thousands More Children Can Access Medi-Cal

September 13, 2016

California Community Foundation Awards Grant to YPI to Help Children Sign Up for Medi-Cal. 


CCF has generously funded YPI to support enrolling children in low-income families for Medi-Cal in the San Fernando Valley. Within Los Angeles County, more than 75,000 children are eligible. YPI is conducting outreach through schools, community centers, and events to:

  • Increase availability of accurate and timely enrollment information in the San Fernando Valley.

  • Increase awareness among immigrant families in the San Fernando Valley of the importance and health benefits of enrolling uninsured children in and / or maintaining health coverage.

  • Increase and coordinated access to direct enrollment assistance for undocumented children into restricted scope and full-scope Medi-Cal coverage in the San Fernando Valley.

 On September 9, Mayor Eric Garcetti released a public service announcement encouraging low-income Angelenos to enroll their children in Medi-Cal.

“Every child in Los Angeles deserves good medical care — and no parent should have to worry about affordability when it comes to getting their children covered,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Expanding access to healthcare is part of building a stronger city, and we have to make sure that no families are left behind.”

In 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Health4All Kids — legislation authored by State Senator Ricardo Lara — which expanded Medi-Cal to every child in California under the age of 19, regardless of immigration status.


Contact Sergio Morales, Director, Health & Wellness, Youth Policy Institute

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