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Strengthening Policy Advocacy: A Decade of Lessons Learned from the First 5 Los Angeles Policy Advocacy Fund: 2008-20118

January 1, 2018

This report is an evaluation of First 5 LA's 10-year grantmaking investment into policy advocacy.The document provides insights gleaned from the period beginning with the first year of theCommunity Opportunity Fund (COF) (2008) through the final year of the Policy AdvocacyFund (PAF), Cycle II (2018). During this period, the COF and PAF were the primary grantmakingmechanisms through which First 5 LA impacted systems and policy change, ultimately increasingopportunities for children prenatal to age 5 and their families. This report identifies the practices,strategic shifts and overall impact of these grantmaking initiatives. We hope that the lessonslearned will inform future grantmaking decisions for First 5 LA and other grantmakers looking tocontribute to making lasting, systemic change.

Healthy Kids Program and the Safety Net: Perceptions of Community Clinic Administrators

December 31, 2008

Based on interviews with clinic CEOs, assesses the impact of the program to provide comprehensive health insurance to children not eligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families, including enrollment, services extended, and clinic operations and finances.

Growing Pains for the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program: Findings From the Second Evaluation Case Study (Nov 2008)

November 7, 2008

Analyzes the initiative's continued efforts to provide health insurance for poor children ineligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families, as well as the challenges it faces, including the enrollment hold placed on 6- to 18-year-olds due to funding shortages.

Trends in the Health of Young Children in California

October 31, 2008

Analyzes trends in key health indicators for California's 0- to 5-year-olds -- including health insurance status and type, source of care, and percentage of overweight children -- by family income and race/ethnicity. Makes recommendations.

Growing Pains for the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program: Findings From the Second Evaluation Case Study (Apr 2008)

April 1, 2008

Evaluates the program to provide health coverage to poor children ineligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families in terms of outreach, enrollment, and retention; benefits, service delivery, and access; financing and stability; and program improvement.

The Impact of the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program on Access to Care, Use of Services, and Health Status

January 1, 2008

Presents survey results on the impact of the Healthy Kids program, which provides uninsured children with comprehensive coverage, on access to care, unmet needs, use of specialty and dental services, health status, and parental satisfaction.