Healthy Kids MendocinoConnecting people and information for better health
In 2006, FIRST5 Mendocino was a founding partner in the LAUNCH of Healthy Kids Mendocino- a project with the goal to ensure that every child in Mendocino County had access to quality affordable health insurance. Over the last decade, we worked with dozens of partners and individuals to reach this goal. Ten years later, in 2016, our collective advocacy has contributed to new legislation and local community support that provides coverage for every child in our community.
2006 – We launch CalKids – an insurance product for children who are ineligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families.
2010– Affordable Care Act is signed into law.
2013– Medi-Cal for Children program expands to include children formerly eligible for Healthy Families.
2014 – Covered California begins enrolling families, providing new coverage options for middle-income children (and their parents!) For more information about Covered California click on the logo at right.
2015 – Governor Jerry Brown signs SB4 into law – thereby providing affordable health insurance coverage for all children in California, regardless of immigration status, through an expansion of Medi-Cal for Children.
We are happy to announce that our goal has been met. We couldn’t have done it without our partners!
Alliance for Rural Community Health – Carol Mordhorst, Linda Nagel
Anderson Valley Health Center – Mitzi Wagner
Assemblymember Jim Woods – Ruth Valenzuela
Baechel Creek Medical Clinic – Donald Matheson, Mills Matheson, Margaret McClure
Community Foundation of Mendocino County – Susanne Norgard, Dennis Patton
Congressman Jared Huffman – Heather Gurewitz, Robert and Suzie Hardie, Bob Jordan, Stacey Kolsrud
Consolidated Tribal Health – Antoinette Ascencio, Dr. Ace Barash, Laura Baynham, John and Nancy Beuchsenstein
County of Mendocino – Carmel Angelo, Stacey Cryer, Bekkie Emery, Jung Fitzpatrick, Cathy Frey, Kristen Gardner, Jill Longcrier (Bradley), Rosemary Martin del Campo, John McCowen
DG Creative – Karen Adair
FIRST 5 Mendocino – Anne Molgaard
HHSA – Outreach Unit DSS – Lily Caravello, Yarely Cruz, Megan Van Sant
HHSA – Public Health Dept. Ukiah – Lilia Arrendondo
Laytonville Healthy Start FRC – Jayma Shields
Mendocino Coast Clinics – Paula Cohen, David Colfax, Lucresha Renteria
Mendocino Community Health Clinics, Inc. – Jill Damian, Zenia Leyva Chou, Carole Press, Steve Prochter
Mendocino County Office of Education – Paul Tichinin
Redwood Coast Medical Services – Diane Agee
Safe Passage Family Resource Center – Laura Welter
Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center – Darcie Antle, Terri Boudreaux, Jeremy Mann
Ukiah Daily Journal – KC Meadows