Early childhood intervention tools like evidence-based home visiting can reduce or prevent the effects of adverse experiences for children. But the number of children in California who would most benefit from home visiting outweighs the current service levels. Learn how state policymakers can take steps to close the gap and improve well-being for more children.
This Fact Sheet shows eligibility for subsidized child care by California county while highlighting the significant unmet need that remains for these programs. Because eligibility is concentrated in certain areas of the state, state policymakers can reach those with the greatest need by targeting funding for early care and education.
This Fact Sheet shows that the number of state prisoners receiving mental health treatment has grown in recent years, rising from 32,535 in April 2013 to 38,561 in December 2017. Reforms are needed so that Californians who require mental health treatment get the care they need instead of ending up in prisons or local jails.
This Fact Sheet shows that that because of Medi-Cal’s “senior penalty,” low-income Californians can lose access to no-cost coverage when they turn 65 and face a huge new deductible to maintain access to critical services.
This Fact Sheet shows that the cost of child care in California is prohibitively high for families with children of all ages and that across all age groups, only a small share of eligible children are enrolled in a subsidized child care program.