PRB works with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (LPFCH) to promote the health and well-being of children in California by making information about children’s well-being easily accessible to policymakers, service providers, grant seekers, media, parents, and others who influence children’s lives. We collect current and historical data for more than 300 indicators of child well-being, from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, California state agencies, health surveys (such as the California Health Interview Survey and National Survey of Children’s Health), and other sources. Data are provided for California’s counties, school districts, state legislative districts, and cities. In addition to data and analytical support, PRB has partnered with LPFCH on a webinar and related web articles and blogs. Data are available at www.kidsdata.org.
LPFCH worked with PRB to analyze trends in public health insurance (such as Medicaid and CHIP) among children in California. Through this analysis, we discovered that in 2015 and 2016, 7 in 10 children in California participated in Medicaid or CHIP, either temporarily or year-round. LPFCH wrote an advisory about the data, which sparked discussion of children’s health insurance among state legislators. Learn more.