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Advancing Telehealth Utilization for California’s Vulnerable Children: Phase 3

Organization: The Children’s Partnership

Primary Contact: Ienlaz Kashefipour Director, Health Policy & Advocacy

Grant Amount: $100,000 for 12 months

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This grant is a continuation of previous work supported by the Foundation: Leveraging Telehealth to Improve Access to Care for CSHCN and Other Underserved Children: Phase 2. Through policy advocacy, development of resources, and convening the necessary partnerships, The Children’s Partnership will work to improve policies and practices that support greater use of telehealth for children in California. The goal of the project is increase access for CSHCN to appropriate, high-quality medical care.


Building on previous Foundation grants, The Children’s Partnership (TCP) continued its work to advance telehealth through policy and legislative advocacy, and by convening partners and providing information. Notably, TCP produced an issue brief that analyzes updates to California Medi-Cal telehealth policies for 2019; identifies barriers that persist in realizing the potential of telehealth; and offers recommendations on how to ensure that telehealth is integrated into the state’s health care and support systems for children and their families.