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Preventing Winter Colds and Flu
There is no sure cure for the common cold, but there are lots of smart and easy ways to prevent your family from getting sick this year and help your...

Covered California Open Enrollment Has Started
First 5 LA wants to make sure that uninsured children; families; and school, early-learning, and after-school staff get covered. But we need your help...

Policy Pick: Governor Signs Kids-Friendly Bills
Gov. Jerry Brown closed out the 2014 state legislative session last week by taking action on hundreds of bills, a number of which were aimed at...

Allergies and the Classroom: A Back-to-School Primer
Parents of kids with allergies or asthma need to be prepared for sending their children back to school. The classroom can be full of triggers for kids...

Policy Pick: State Lawmakers Consider First 5 LA-Supported Bills
One of the major factors affecting the fate of a piece of legislation is its potential cost. A number of California legislators will be considering...

More Than Half of California Children Affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences
New research on adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, reveals that 57 percent of children in California have had such experiences, with economic...

Strategic Plan Discussion Focuses on Trauma-Informed Care
As part of an effort to be better informed on priority outcomes for the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, First 5 LA Commissioners heard a panel of experts...

No More Eyesore
Of children ages 3 to 5, close to one in 20 has a problem that could result in permanent vision loss if left untreated. The American Academy of...

Healthy Families Transition
Background:In June 2012, Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature approved the elimination of the state's Healthy Families program...

Public Health Chief Answers Questions About Virus That Can Affect Children
With four cases of a virus that can cause severe respiratory illness in children recently reported in California, parents and medical professionals...

Policy Pick: New Bill Gives Parents a Voice in the Medi-Cal System
Established in 1965, Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, currently provides health coverage to more than 7 million low-income individuals, or...

Oral Health and Nutrition Expansion and Enhancement Program - Direct Services
This initiative has developed various strategic partnerships to improve children's oral health and nutrition through strategies that promote good oral...

Healthy Kids
Established in 2003, the First 5 LA Healthy Kids Initiative provides access to low- or no-cost health insurance for children ages 0-5 in Los Angeles...

Children’s Vision Care Program
First 5 LA's Mobile Eye Clinic Vision Program is a $4.1 million 5-year program that aims to improve the vision and school readiness of 90,000 pre...

Early Identification and Intervention for Autism and Other Developmental Delays
This project supports individual grants of up to $150,000 each for one to three years not to exceed $900,000 per individual grant. Projects focus on...

211 LA Developmental Screening and Care Coordination Project
The project was launched in September 2009 with the intention of enhacing 211's information and referral services. By providing telephone-based...

Reducing Early Childhood Obesity in Los Angeles County
This project provides $41.2 million in funding over four years to address the growing epidemic of childhood obesity that impacts children and their...

Tot Parks and Trails
The Tot Parks and Trails (TPT) project seeks to create sustainable changes in communities by promoting increased physical activity and a shift toward...

Oral Health and Nutrition-21st Century Dental Homes Project
This project aims at establishing a dental care delivery model based on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Dental Home. Through this model...

Oral Health and Nutrition Expansion and Enhancement Project
The First 5 LA Oral Health and Nutrition Expansion and Enhancement Project (OHN Project) coordinates oral health and nutrition efforts for children...
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