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Rio Linda High School

RIO LINDA HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT EVENT BEFORE APRIL 30 DEADLINE

Ahead of the April 30, 2015 Covered California special enrollment deadline, Rio Linda High School is teaming up with The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN For Health Campaign to host a health coverage information and enrollment event for families. This event is part of a larger statewide coordinated effort in schools, early learning centers, and after-school sites across the state to help inform eligible families about health coverage opportunities through Covered California and Medi-Cal and connect them to coverage.

English- and Spanish-speaking representatives from Covered California and private health insurance plans will be available to help families and individuals sign up for health coverage. Information about health care options for undocumented and mixed-status families will also be available. The event is free and open to the public.

Covered California has offered a time-limited opportunity until April 30, 2015 to enroll for those who did not realize there was a tax penalty in 2014 or learned they may face a penalty in 2015. Medi-Cal enrollment is available year-round.

 

ABOUT ALL IN FOR HEALTH

ALL IN is a school-focused statewide Campaign to equip education leaders with the tools they need to educate families and individuals in the school, early learning, and after-school communities about health coverage opportunities and connect uninsured children, parents, and employees to health coverage. The initiative has made over 5.8 million contacts with parents, students, and school employees across California with messages about health coverage opportunities available as a result of health care reform. The ALL IN Campaign is a project of The Children’s Partnership, in close collaboration with state leaders, including: California Department of Education; California School Boards Association; California School-Based Health Alliance; California Coverage & Health Initiatives; The California Endowment’s Get Covered / Asegúrate Campaign; and Covered California. For more information, please visit: www.allinforhealth.org.

ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S PARTNERSHIP

The Children’s Partnership is a strategy and policy center working to ensure that all

children, especially those at risk of being left behind, have the opportunities and

resources they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives. We develop bold

ideas, create scalable programs, and drive meaningful action to help all children thrive.

Led by Wendy Lazarus, Laurie Lipper, and our Board of Directors, The Children’s

Partnership works in California and nationally, with staff in Santa Monica, CA;

Sacramento, CA; and Washington, DC. For more information, please

visit: www.childrenspartnership.org

 

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Twin Rivers Unified School District

Local Students and Their Families Lined Up to Learn about and Enroll into Affordable Health Coverage at Highlands High School All IN For Health Enrollment Event

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (February 10, 2015) – On Tuesday afternoon, students,
families, educators, and community members came together at Highlands High School
to learn about and enroll into affordable health coverage. The enrollment event was part
of The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN for Health 22-day statewide campaign with
schools, early learning centers, and after-school sites across the state to help inform all
eligible families about available health coverage opportunities and connect them to
coverage ahead of the Covered California open enrollment deadline on February 15.

 "With just a few days left until the end of the Covered California open enrollment period,

Twin Rivers Unified School District is working to ensure our families have the opportunity
to connect to health coverage,” said Dr. Steven Martinez, Superintendent of Twin Rivers
Unified School District. "Healthy kids make better learners, and connecting our students
to health coverage puts them on the path towards success."

"Schools are a natural onramp to connect thousands of uninsured children and families
to health coverage. That is why the ALL IN For Health Campaign has partnered with
schools across the state to educate families about health coverage opportunities and
make sure eligible families get the enrollment assistance they need," said Wendy
Lazarus, Founder and Co-President of The Children's Partnership. "We applaud Twin
Rivers Unified School District for their commitment to educate the community about
affordable health coverage options and to offer opportunities for families and individuals
to enroll.”

HEALTH COVERAGE ENROLLMENT FACTS
Open Enrollment for Covered California runs until February 15, 2015. Medi-Cal
enrollment is open all year long. Other health care options are available for those not
eligible for Medi-Cal or Covered California, such as those with undocumented status.
Californians can find out what they are eligible for and apply at www.coveredca.com or
call 1 (800) 300-1506.

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ABOUT ALL IN FOR HEALTH
ALL IN is a school-focused statewide Campaign to equip education leaders with the
tools they need to educate families and individuals in the school, early learning, and
after-school communities about health coverage opportunities and connect uninsured
children, parents, and employees to health coverage. The initiative has made over 4.2
million contacts with parents, students, and school employees across California with
messages about health coverage opportunities available as a result of health care
reform. The ALL IN Campaign is a project of The Children’s Partnership, in close
collaboration with state leaders, including: California Department of Education; California
School Boards Association; California School-Based Health Alliance; California
Coverage & Health Initiatives; The California Endowment’s Get Covered / Asegúrate
Campaign; Covered California; and Teachers for Healthy Kids. For more information,
please visit: www.allinforhealth.org.

ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S PARTNERSHIP
The Children’s Partnership is a strategy and policy center working to ensure that all
children, especially those at risk of being left behind, have the opportunities and
resources they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives. We develop bold
ideas, create scalable programs, and drive meaningful action to help all children thrive.
Led by Wendy Lazarus, Laurie Lipper, and our Board of Directors, The Children’s
Partnership works in California and nationally, with staff in Santa Monica, CA;
Sacramento, CA; and Washington, DC. For more information, please
visit: www.childrenspartnership.org.

 

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Encina Preparatory 6-12 School Helps Families Enroll into Affordable Health Coverage Before the February 15 Covered California Open Enrollment Deadline

Local Students and Their Families Lined Up to Learn about and Enroll into Affordable Health Coverage at Encina Preparatory 6-12 School All IN For Health Enrollment Event

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (February 7, 2015) – On Saturday, students, families, educators, and community members came together at Encina Preparatory 6-12 School to learn about and enroll into affordable health coverage. The enrollment event was part of The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN for Health 22-day statewide campaign withschools, early learning centers, and after-school sites across the state to help inform all eligible families about available health coverage opportunities and connect them to coverage ahead of the Covered California open enrollment deadline on February 15.
"Encina Preparatory 6-12 School is proud to serve as a resource to families in the community,” said Barry Roth,Community Partnerships Coordinator and English Teacher at Encina Preparatory 6-12 School. "We know firsthand that when our students have access to health coverage, they are better prepared to learn and succeed. Today's event was an incredible opportunity for us to help families enroll into health coverage before the February 15 Covered California deadline."

"Schools are a natural onramp to connect thousands of uninsured children and families to health coverage. That is why the ALL IN For Health Campaign has partnered with schools across the state to educate families about health coverage opportunities and make sure eligible families get the enrollment assistance they need," said Wendy Lazarus, Founder and Co-President of The Children's Partnership. "We applaud Encina High School for their commitment to educate the community about affordable health coverage options and to offer opportunities for families and individuals to enroll.” 

HEALTH COVERAGE ENROLLMENT FACTS

Open Enrollment for Covered California runs until February 15, 2015. Medi-Cal enrollment is open all year long. Other health care options are available for those not eligible for Medi-Cal or Covered California, such as those with undocumented status. Californians can find out what they are eligible for and apply at www.coveredca.com or call 1 (800) 300-1506. 

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ABOUT ALL IN FOR HEALTH
ALL IN is a school-focused statewide Campaign to equip education leaders with the tools they need to educate families and individuals in the school, early learning, and after-school communities about health coverage opportunities and connect uninsured children, parents, and employees to health coverage. The initiative has made over 4.2 million contacts with parents, students, and school employees across California with messages about health coverage opportunities available as a result of health care reform. The ALL IN Campaign is a project of The Children’s Partnership, in close collaboration with state leaders, including: California Department of Education; California School Boards Association; California School-Based Health Alliance; California Coverage & Health Initiatives; The California Endowment’s Get Covered / Asegúrate Campaign; and Covered California. For more information, please visit: www.allinforhealth.org.


ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S PARTNERSHIP
The Children’s Partnership is a strategy and policy center working to ensure that all children, especially those at risk of being left behind, have the opportunities and resources they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives. We develop bold ideas, create scalable programs, and drive meaningful action to help all children thrive. Led by Wendy Lazarus, Laurie Lipper, and our Board of Directors, The Children’s Partnership works in California and nationally, with staff in Santa Monica, CA; Sacramento, CA; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit: www.childrenspartnership.org.


ABOUT ENCINA PREPARATORY 6-12
As a community based school, Encina Preparatory 6-12 goes well beyond providing rigorous academic opportunities for all students. Encina staff understands and is committed to focusing on the needs of the whole student and the needs of families. With over 96% of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch, Encina has found that the community based approach provides students with the security, stability and well-being that results in increased academic success. Wrap-around support services such as a clothes closet, food closet, social/emotional supports, health care and health insurance are some of the ways that Encina is supporting students and families throughout the community.   

 

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Montebello Unified School District Joins Statewide School-Based Outreach Effort to Enroll Families into Affordable Health Coverage Before February 15 Covered California Open Enrollment Deadline

Local Students and Their Families Lined Up to Learn and Enroll into Affordable Health Coverage at All IN For Health Enrollment Event

MONTEBELLO, CALIFORNIA (January 24, 2015) – On Saturday, students, families, educators, and community members came together at the Montebello Teacher’s Association Conference Center to learn about and enroll into affordable health coverage. The enrollment event was part of The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN for Health 22-day statewide campaign with schools, early learning centers, and after-school sites across the state to help inform all eligible families about available health coverage opportunities and connect them to coverage ahead of the Covered California open enrollment deadline on February 15.

"The community of Montebello sees the school district as a resource for families,” said Arthur Revueltas, Deputy Superintendent of Montebello Unified School District. "Today's event was an incredible opportunity for us to help our families enroll in health coverage before the February 15 Covered California open enrollment deadline."

“We know that healthy kids make better learners,” said Barbara Wilson, Health Outreach Programs Coordinator at the Los Angeles County of Education. “Today’s enrollment event was an opportunity for parents to make an investment not only in their children’s health coverage, but also in their child’s capability to come to school healthy and ready to achieve the best possible education.”

"Schools are a natural onramp to connect thousands of uninsured children and families to health coverage. That is why the ALL IN For Health Campaign has partnered with schools across the state to educate families about health coverage opportunities and make sure eligible families get the enrollment assistance they need," said Wendy Lazarus, Founder and Co-President of The Children's Partnership. "We applaud the commitment from Montebello Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education to educate families throughout the community about the availability of affordable health coverage and to offer opportunities for families and individuals to enroll.” 

HEALTH COVERAGE ENROLLMENT FACTS
Open Enrollment for Covered California runs until February 15, 2015. Medi-Cal enrollment is open all year long. Other health care options are available for those not eligible for Medi-Cal or Covered California, such as those with undocumented status. Californians can find out what they are eligible for and apply at www.coveredca.com or call 1 (800) 300-1506. 

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ABOUT ALL IN FOR HEALTH
ALL IN is a school-focused statewide Campaign to equip education leaders with the tools they need to educate families and individuals in the school, early learning, and after-school communities about health coverage opportunities and connect uninsured children, parents, and employees to health coverage. The initiative has made over 4.2 million contacts with parents, students, and school employees across California with messages about health coverage opportunities available as a result of health care reform. The ALL IN Campaign is a project of The Children’s Partnership, in close collaboration with state leaders, including: California Department of Education; California School Boards Association; California School-Based Health Alliance; California Coverage & Health Initiatives; The California Endowment’s Get Covered / Asegúrate Campaign; and Covered California. For more information, please visit: www.allinforhealth.org.

ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S PARTNERSHIP
The Children’s Partnership is a strategy and policy center working to ensure that all children, especially those at risk of being left behind, have the opportunities and resources they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives. We develop bold ideas, create salable programs, and drive meaningful action to help all children thrive. Led by Wendy Lazarus, Laurie Lipper, and our Board of Directors, The Children’s Partnership works in California and nationally, with staff in Santa Monica, CA; Sacramento, CA; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit:www.childrenspartnership.org.


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Natomas Unified School District Joins Statewide School-Based Effort To Enroll Families Into Affordable Health Coverage Before February 15 Covered California Open Enrollment Deadline

Local Students and Their Families Lined Up to Learn and Enroll into Affordable Health Coverage at All IN For Health Enrollment Event

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (January 24, 2015) - On Saturday, students, families, educators, and community members came together at Natomas High School to learn about and enroll into affordable health coverage. The enrollment event was part of The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN for Health 22-day statewide campaign with schools, early learning centers, and after-school sites across the state to help inform all eligible families about available health coverage opportunities and connect them to coverage ahead of the Covered California open enrollment deadline on February 15.

“Today’s ALL IN For Health enrollment event at Natomas High School is just one of the many ways that schools across California can help families connect to affordable health coverage before the February 15 open enrollment deadline,” said Peter V. Lee, Executive Director of Covered California. “When schools are dedicated to spreading the word that health coverage is now within reach, we can make sure that every eligible Californian gets the security and peace of mind they deserve.” 

“I’ve personally seen how difficult it can be for a sick or hurting child to focus on school work,” said Carol Williams, executive director of Special Education and Student Services at Natomas Unified School District. “Healthy kids make better learners. And community events like this provide a perfect opportunity for parents to get their questions answered, research their options, and to sign up for affordable health coverage that will benefit their family all year long.”

"Today's ALL IN For Health enrollment event at Natomas High School is a great starting point in creating a culture of coverage within California schools," said Teri Burns, Vice President of the Natomas Unified School District Board of Trustees. "It's important that we use the momentum we built today to get as many families enrolled through Covered California before the February 15 open enrollment deadline—and raise awareness that Medi-Cal enrollment is year-round."

"Schools are a natural onramp to connect thousands of uninsured children and families to health coverage. That is why the ALL IN For Health Campaign has partnered with schools across the state to educate families about health coverage opportunities and make sure eligible families get the enrollment assistance they need," said Wendy Lazarus, Founder and Co-President of The Children's Partnership. "We applaud the commitment of Natomas Unified School District to educate families throughout the community about the availability of affordable health coverage and to offer opportunities for families and individuals to enroll.” 

HEALTH COVERAGE ENROLLMENT FACTS
Open Enrollment for Covered California runs until February 15, 2015. Medi-Cal enrollment is open all year long. Other health care options are available for those not eligible for Medi-Cal or Covered California, such as those with undocumented status. Californians can find out what they are eligible for and apply at www.coveredca.com or call 1 (800) 300-1506. 

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ABOUT ALL IN FOR HEALTH
ALL IN is a school-focused statewide Campaign to equip education leaders with the tools they need to educate families and individuals in the school, early learning, and after-school communities about health coverage opportunities and connect uninsured children, parents, and employees to health coverage. The initiative has made over 4.2 million contacts with parents, students, and school employees across California with messages about health coverage opportunities available as a result of health care reform. The ALL IN Campaign is a project of The Children’s Partnership, in close collaboration with state leaders, including: California Department of Education; California School Boards Association; California School-Based Health Alliance; California Coverage & Health Initiatives; The California Endowment’s Get Covered / Asegúrate Campaign; and Covered California. For more information, please visit: www.allinforhealth.org.


ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S PARTNERSHIP
The Children’s Partnership is a strategy and policy center working to ensure that all children, especially those at risk of being left behind, have the opportunities and resources they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives. We develop bold ideas, create salable programs, and drive meaningful action to help all children thrive. Led by Wendy Lazarus, Laurie Lipper, and our Board of Directors, The Children’s Partnership works in California and nationally, with staff in Santa Monica, CA; Sacramento, CA; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit:www.childrenspartnership.org.

 

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