Local school districts find partnership to ensure student healthcare

Examiner.com

August 29, 2014

 

While California has made tremendous progress in reducing the number of uninsured children over the past several years, hundreds of thousands of California children remain uninsured and many of those children are eligible for free or low-cost health insurance but are not yet covered.

"This project will bring us a step closer to ensuring that every child has the health care they need to do well in school," said Lorena Sanchez, Health Programs Coordinator at Children's Defense Fund-California.

The Lynwood Unified School District, along with the Compton Unified in Compton, the Mt. View School District in El Monte, and El Rancho Unified in Pico Rivera, is working in collaboration with the Children's Defense Fund and The School Superintendents Association (AASA) to identify and enroll uninsured children into health coverage.
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