The Policy Café breakfast series brings together clinics, policymakers, community leaders, researchers and other stakeholders for quarterly discussions on the issues impacting Los Angeles County’s health care landscape. From sessions on state issues to debates at the federal level, and discussions on life after health care reform, the series drives dialogue on today’s hot topics. No podium. No PowerPoint. Just frank conversation.
Investing in our Future: Promoting Policies to Help California’s Children Succeed
Kim Belshé, MPP
Executive Director of First 5 LA
Governor Newsom has made the needs of California’s children a focal point of his administration. His Surgeon General is working to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and his proposed budget aims to invest about $1.8 billion on a variety of programs designed to boost the state’s enrollment in early education and childcare programs.
Evidence shows that investments in early childhood development and family programs such as developmental screening, home visits, and early learning can yield high returns on investment. Community clinics, hospitals, and community-based organizations serve as gateways for an array of high-quality early childhood programs.
As the state’s largest funder of early childhood, First 5 LA works to strengthen systems, parents and communities so that children succeed. Join us in a discussion with First 5 LA Executive Director and former California Secretary of Health and Human Services to explore how LA can advance the Governor’s goal to improve the health and wellbeing of California’s children and families.
This cafe will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019, from 8:30-10:30am at the Huffington Center at Saint Sophia Cathedral (1324 Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006).
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