children's health

Would restaurants in California be forced to serve only milk or water to children under a bill headed to Governor Jerry Brown's desk?  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined a recent "Fox & Friends" segment and its portrayal of the bill in this fact check.

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Families of children with disabilties say they aren't getting the nursing care that they're entitled to through Medi-Cal.  The filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of California last week,  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola reports.

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget is earning praise from children's advocates because it invests part of the surplus in programs to support health care.  KVCR's Ezequiel Ramirez has more.


A government program that provides insurance for low and middle income kids might not receive a federal boost this year.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola explains what that would mean for California families enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program - or CHIP.

California's program providing health insurance coverage to undocumented children through Medi-Cal is less than a year old.  And there's no assurance the new program will be able to survive budget cuts promised by the incoming Trump administration.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

California will son have two drug and alcohol treatment centers for Native American youth. Capital Public Radio health reporter, Ja'Nel Johnson has details about both centers.

The rate of children dying from drug overdoses has sharply increased in California over the last 12 years. Capital Public Radio reporter, Katie Orr filed this story.

It's open enrollment season for Covered California, our state's Obamacare health care exchange.  California reduced the number of uninsured children by about 176,000 kids in the first year the Affordable Care Act took full effect, according to a new report.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has details on the new findings from Georgetown University.

California children under the age of 2 will now be required to ride in rear-facing child seats.  As Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports, that was one of several bills signed into law yesterday [Monday] by Governor Jerry Brown.

A complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education last week alleges that a "fitness gap" exists in California schools based on race and ethnicity.  Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne reports.

California Not the Best Place for Kids Well Being

Jul 22, 2015

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows the overall health of children in California is improving, but still has a long way to go. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.

Several domestic violence victims say California makes it too difficult to receive some welfare benefits.  Now they're suing the state.  They're challenging a rule that blocks additional aid for children born while their families are receiving welfare.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

Kids living at home usually have a parent overseeing any medication they need.  But kids in foster care may lack that supervision.  As Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports, a California state legislator will hold a hearing on the issue today.

California Public Health Officials Want More Scrutiny Of E-Cig Marketing

Feb 2, 2015

The California Department of Public Health last week announced plans for a public education campaign against e-cigarettes.  Poison control centers fielded more than double the calls in 2014 than in 2013 about exposure to e-cigarettes and the nicotine liquids loaded into the devices.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has this story from California News Service on the proposed controls for the practice of "vaping."

Hoping to get more school kids to drink fewer sugary drinks and more water, a grant from the California Endowment will help install drinking fountains and water purification systems in many Central California schools.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.