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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