|[January 09, 2014]
First 5 California's Executive Director Comments on Governor's Budget
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
First 5 California's Executive Director Camille Maben released the
following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown's budget that
includes $17.5 million to increase dental outreach for children ages 0-3.
"First 5 California recognizes the need of oral health services for
children from low-income families and the critical importance of oral
health in overall child development," said First 5 California Executive
Director Camille Maben.
"We are proud of the investments First 5 counties across the state have
made to improve the oral health of young children. Receiving additional
details and information on the proposed oral health program wil help us
understand the potential participation of First 5 California."
About First 5 California
First 5 California, also known as the California Children and
Families Commission, was established after voters passed Proposition 10
in November 1998, adding a 50-cent tax on tobacco products to fund
education, health, childcare and other programs for children ages 0-5
and their families. We are the only state affiliated Commission working
to improve the quality of California's preschool programs. We fund
programs that educate parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers
about the critical role they play during a child's first five years.
Since our creation, we've supported millions of families with programs
and services designed to help more California kids grow up healthy and
ready to succeed in school - and in life. For more information, please
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