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How Are California’s Children Doing Overall?

How Are California's Children Doing Overall?


Jessica Mindnich, director of research, Children Now

Kat Greenway, special projects nurse, San Diego Unified School District


There are still signs children in California need more access to health care following the latest report card on kids’ well-being.

The report by the Oakland-based advocacy group Children Now looks at 31 categories, from infant and toddler health care to juvenile justice. California earned an A-minus for providing health insurance to kids in California.

But health insurance does not always mean children have access to good health care. In San Diego, researchers say school-based health services can help provide important preventive care and improve academic outcomes at the same time.

Children Now's director of research Jessica Mindnich and Kat Greenway, special projects nurse for the San Diego Unified School District, discuss children's well-being in San Diego Thursday on Midday Edition.

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