As Congress continues to debate repealing the Affordable Care Act, California advocates are speaking up about what the legislative action could mean for the state’s children.
At Step Up Ventura, outreach workers are trying to address homelessness’ impact on children by intervening as early as possible. Each week, a two-person team visits with homeless families living in shelters or transitional living facilities and who have children ages 0 to 5.
The largely Latino, immigrant and working-class community of Oxnard is fighting a proposal to build a fourth power plant in the city.
Coping with food allergies can be daunting for any family, but, due to the extra labor and grocery costs, they often hit low-income families hardest.
As professional sports teams assess concussion rates, pediatricians are calling on parents and coaches to take a closer look at children’s participation in sports that frequently cause contact injuries.
Infections during infancy — not antibiotic use — may lead to childhood obesity, a new study reports.
Such incidents are preventable, and child health organizations and the wider medical community have begun to urge for greater transparency about firearm access.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of undocumented parents in California are struggling to take care of U.S.-born children with special needs while at the same time living in fear of deportation.
The vast majority of children in California now have health insurance, a result of state reforms that have expanded coverage, according to a new report.
Los Angeles County has launched an ambitious initiative to reduce screen time and increase exercise among children five and under. The county’s Department of Public Health is placing ads in public transit stations, in movie theaters and online showing tots and parents engaging in fun activities such as jumping and playing indoor basketball. The ads, as well as some radio spots, are part of a