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
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.
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