The links below represent a selected list of sites that may be useful to those who are seeking additional policy or advocacy information.
LA Department of Public Health
The site offers summaries of county health data as well as links to many reports on recent trends, key indicators, as well as special reports on children with special health needs, asthma, children’s health initiative unit and more.
First Five LA
This organization invests millions of dollars in support of local children ages 0-5. Their extensive site offers, among other things, a list of local First Five policy and investment strategies for LA County, a list of current projects, community bulletin board as well as useful links and articles.
Los Angeles Women, Infants and Children Project
The Public Health Foundation Enterprises Women, Infants and Children Program (PHFE WIC) is a nonprofit agency that has been providing WIC services in the Los Angeles area. In the Research and Projects section of they offer information, surveys, and reports on the local needs of the population they serve.
LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment
This local public/private funding collaborative, comprised of some of the country’s largest private foundations, (including Everychild) family foundations and public funders, seeks to promote local investment and policy improvements which will enhance the life outcomes of local children ages 0-5.
211 LA County
A private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, this is the largest information and referral (I&R) service in the nation. 211 LA is the local site and functions as a gateway to LA County’s vast and complex social service delivery system.
County Directory of information and services.
Los Angeles Commission for Children, Youth and Their Families
Los Angeles County Education Foundation
Los Angeles Superior Court
Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles
Legislative Analyst’s Office
A nonpartisan fiscal and policy analyst government organization in Sacramento. They prepare analysis of many different budgetary issues as well as reports on legislation and policy issues. A number of reports are available on website regarding CA. children’s issues.
Publishes an annual State of CA’s Children’s Report Card.
This is a unique website that offers nonprofit and other service provider data mapping along with statewide and local data and resources for California and Los Angeles area service referrals.
California Youth Connection
California Alliance for Families & Children
John Burton Foundation
California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care
California Fostering Connections to Success
California Foster Youth Education Task Force
California College Pathways
Trust for America’s Health
Reports, advocacy guides and initiatives.
Using over 100 key indicators, this database reports national trends and research on children and youth wellbeing.
The Future of Children
A collaboration between Princeton and the Brooking Institute, the Future of Children’s website and journals summarizes and/url links to social science research and articles devoted to translating the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Foundation focuses on disadvantaged children and the website offers data, publications and other resources. They are well known for their Kids Count Data Center.
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
This website collects and makes publicly available data to foster improvements in children’s health, education and wellbeing. Both national and state and local data is provided in selected areas.
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
This research-based policy website is focused on children and the communities where they live. They have unique expertise in the studies of child abuse and foster children.
This policy think tank publishes national policy research and analysis in a variety of areas including education and children and families.
Professor James Heckman’s Website
Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago Economics Professor James Heckman’s website offers his research, powerpoints and other tools aimed at advancing wide spread understanding about the need to invest in early childhood. He is widely credited for advancing the premise that investments in early childhood offer the greatest return on investment.
EPA Office of Children’s Health
Offers information and resources about chidlren’s environmental health concerns.
Zero to Three
A National Center for Infants, Toddlers, Zto3 supports program, parentling and policies that improve outcomes for very young children. The Zto3 Policy Center is a nonpartisan, research-based resource for federal and state policymakers and advocates on the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Seeking to ensure that public policies reflect best practices and current research in support of our nation’s very young children, the site offers advocacy tools, guides to policy issues, and more.
Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care