Navigation Links
The Future of California's Kids on the Line in 2008, According to New Children Now Report Card, 'The State of the State's Children'
Date:1/3/2008

Children's Health and Education at Make-or-Break Juncture, Must Be

Prioritized Despite State's Budget Crunch

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Public policy decisions in 2008 are critical to determining the well-being of California's children and the state for years to come. This is one of the key findings of a new study by Children Now, a leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to giving all children the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The 2008 California Report Card: The State of the State's Children, a research report released today, highlights the generally poor health and education status of the state's children by assigning letter grades to key individual determinants, such as a C in health insurance, a C- in K-12 education and a D+ in obesity. According to the report and its supporting documentation, these issues are undermining children's optimal development and putting the state's future at undue risk by dramatically increasing the financial costs and societal problems faced by future generations. The report also shows, however, that real progress on these issues can and should be made in 2008.

"The health and education of California's kids are at a pivotal point," said Ted Lempert, Children Now president. "Whether or not all children in the state have health insurance coverage will likely be decided by the voters in November 2008, and realizing the potential of 'the year of education reform' in the face of the state's budget deficit requires that lawmakers prioritize children first in their upcoming agendas and budgets." Lempert added, "Doing anything less would misrepresent the overwhelming will of California voters and the needs of the state."

Children Now's report presents the most current and comprehensive set of indicators of California children's health and education status, including:

-- Only 47% of 3- and 4-year-olds attend preschool;

-- One
'/>"/>

SOURCE Children Now
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Campaign for Americas Future Memorandum: Katrina Storm Warning
2. Shipcom Partners With DOKUMENTA for METROs Future Store Initiative
3. Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursings Future Joins With AACN to Offer New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
4. American Heart Association Surgical Supplement Journal Report: Appropriate Hospital Discharge System Can Prevent Future Cardiac Events
5. The Humana Foundation and Libraries for the Future Launch Health Literacy Pilot in Atlanta
6. Divorce foretells childs future care for elderly parent
7. Experts Agree. Ohios Technology Investment Future Looks Bright
8. Office of Administration Announces Plan to Preserve Health Care Benefits for Current, Future Retired Commonwealth Employees
9. Genetic roadblock hoped to inspire future type 2 diabetes research
10. Mecklenburg EMS Agency Launches Innovative Program to Pay Future EMTs While They Train
11. Paving the way for future pan-European clinical trials
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... against some health plans for providing inadequate access to ... serious threats to the health and safety of beneficiaries ... of drug coverage determinations, and CMS is taking quick ... 5, the Atlantic Information Services webinar, “Avoiding Costly ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... iTanSmart is a patented iOS suntan ... provides a tailored approach to eliminating the guesswork from ... skin damage. In his review, Eaton had positive things ... iTanSmart. , Eaton begins his commentary ... organized’ and ‘great alternative’ to its related Android competitor. ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... As the category creator and world leader in healthy ... transform and improve individual lives worldwide through its exclusive and ... a successful Austin, Texas based "Xocai Activ Drink" author, is ... July to promote the up and coming mxicorp.com/company/igc Eric Worre ... has been a leader in the Network Marketing Profession for ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... iFitDress.com, a renowned wedding dress manufacturer ... casual party dresses . According to the company’s ... now offered at discounted prices, up to 59% off. ... August 04. , Most of the casual party ... market. They are popular for special designs, delicate craftsmanship ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... For rats bearing human breast tumors, exposure to ... the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, according to data published ... American Association for Cancer Research. The negative effects of ... giving rats a melatonin supplement during the night. , ... with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer," said Steven M. Hill, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Aug. 5 Webinar to Offer Strategies for Preventing Rx Access Issues and Avoiding Part D Sanctions 2Health News:iTanSmart® Suntan App by UV Technologies, LLC Gets a ‘Big Thumbs Up’ from New York Times App Smart Columnist, Kit Eaton 2Health News:iTanSmart® Suntan App by UV Technologies, LLC Gets a ‘Big Thumbs Up’ from New York Times App Smart Columnist, Kit Eaton 3Health News:Austin, Texas Based "Xocai Activ Drink" Author, Adam Paul Green, to Visit Niigata Japan to Promote mxicorp.com/company/igc Eric Worre Speaking Engagement 2Health News:Austin, Texas Based "Xocai Activ Drink" Author, Adam Paul Green, to Visit Niigata Japan to Promote mxicorp.com/company/igc Eric Worre Speaking Engagement 3Health News:Austin, Texas Based "Xocai Activ Drink" Author, Adam Paul Green, to Visit Niigata Japan to Promote mxicorp.com/company/igc Eric Worre Speaking Engagement 4Health News:2014 Casual Party Dresses for Chic Ladies Now at iFitDress.com 2Health News:Exposure to dim light at night may make breast cancers resistant to tamoxifen 2
... new analysis, it is better to give radiation therapy before ... well as surgery can reduce the risk of recurrence. Generally ... In Scandinavia and the Netherlands, the therapy is given before ... until afterwards.// ,An analysis of 8000 patients, led ...
... The diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy is often handled ... per cent of UK epilepsy patients not receiving appropriate ... epilepsy each year, and of these, about one-third can ... from the Institute of Neurology at University College London ...
... temperatures can lead to heat exhaustion and eventually to ... the temperature rises into the thirties. By the time ... ,Heat exhaustion refers to overheating of the ... rare cases, salt depletion. People who suffer from heat ...
... by cancer patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy could be eased ... drugs used to fight cancer can prove extremely debilitating ... various anti-emetic drugs to lessen the reaction, but in ... a possible extra help. ,Acupuncture involves the insertion of ...
... Patients' experience of illness is being collected on a database ... ingredient in medical research is the patient's voice. It is ... researchers could learn a lot from the patient's ideas, beliefs ... too - showing they're not alone, and giving them vital ...
... able to treat the neurological problems that are common ... suffer from kidney failure, which is usually caused by ... leads to neurological complications like fatigue, apathy, emotional instability ... at the University of California at Irvine have learned ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:7/24/2014)...  Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM ) ... development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced ... year 2014 financial results after the market close on ... follow on the same day at 4:30 p.m. ET. ... by Dan Myers , President and Chief Executive ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  The American ... is supporting its mission to help address audit ... and exclusive agreement to be the information technology ... As the leading provider of billing and business ... unmatched HME industry expertise to support this important ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  In any given hospital ... 25 patients has at least one hospital-acquired infection, according ... more, many of these infections prove fatal. And as ... alarming number of patient deaths per year, infection control ... Consequently, a stronger emphasis is being ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alimera Sciences To Release Second Quarter 2014 Results 2Brightree Joins AAHomecare as Corporate Partner and IT Lead on HME Audit Key 2Employees, Equipment and the Environment: Top Infection Prevention Focuses in Hospitals 2Employees, Equipment and the Environment: Top Infection Prevention Focuses in Hospitals 3
... Computer Company (PCC) – a Vermont pediatric software developer ... updated 5010 transaction standard for electronic claims and claims ... among its payers. An ICD-10/5010 Readiness Survey ... Systems Society (HIMSS), indicates an estimated 1/3 of health ...
... Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI ) announced today that it ... 2, 2011, after the market closes on May 3, 2011. ... 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) and will be hosted by ... Raad, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PCC Frustrated with Payers' Lack of 5010 Readiness 2Masimo to Report First Quarter 2011 Financial Results After Market Close on May 3, 2011 2Masimo to Report First Quarter 2011 Financial Results After Market Close on May 3, 2011 3
... The Bledsoe Lever Lock Knee Brace ... extension lock of the arthroscopic ACL ... allow motion for rehabilitation or passive ... locked "rigidly" in full extension for ...
The Bledsoe Basic Knee Brace offers a broad range of features that are unmatched by any other brace in its price range. Application of this brace is the easiest of any brace on the market....
... Bird and Cronin, ... manufacturer of Patient Footwear, ... Patient Care Products. Our ... highest quality and available ...
SofTec Genu is the first functional brace that provides full soft tissue control, enhances natural muscle movement, prevents atrophy, increases proprioception and controls A/P laxity....
Medicine Products: