The Orange County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to serve on the Children and Families Commission of Orange County. The three available positions for the 2015-2017 terms include two in the category of Education and one in the category of Health. Candidates are invited to submit an application and resume by January 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
The Children and Families Commission is seeking qualified candidates for the Contracts Manager position. Information about the position and the recruitment process are available at: http://ocgov.com/gov/hr/jobs/resources.
SAVE THE DATE -- The Children and Families Commission is partnering with the Children's Center at Caltech and THINK Together for the 2015 Early Childhood STEM Conference scheduled for February 5-7 in Costa Mesa.
The 2014 Community Indicators Report was released in April. The report tracks key countywide trends in the areas of business, technology, education, health and wellness, public safety, environment and civic engagement. The annual report is jointly produced by the Children and Families Commission and CalOptima with underwriting from Orange County United Way. Visit the County of Orange website for past reports.
In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement emphasizing that “all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults through 26 years of age must have access to comprehensive health care benefits that will ensure their optimal health and wellbeing.”
Children grow at rapid rates, and health problems – if untreated – can affect a child’s cognitive, physical, behavioral and emotional development. Health insurance coverage is the most common route to ensuring a child accesses routine medical care, including screenings for dental, vision, and developmental or behavioral concerns, together with referrals and treatment when needed. However, many children – including those with special medical risks – lack access to health care, or for a variety of reasons, do not access available resources.