California’s early identification and intervention (EII) system is complicated. Many players are responsible for supporting young children’s development and mental health. This flowchart describes the system as it is intended to work for children 0 to 3 years old with Medi-Cal insurance.Learn More
Oct 13, 2021
This moment in history could be pivotal in the landscape of California’s early childhood mental health. Conditions created by the pandemic, such as isolation, economic stress, and community trauma, are all proven to negatively impact a child’s ability to thrive. It is vitally important that young children and their parents and caregivers receive the interventions necessary to support their mental health during this critical time.
May 5, 2021
This brief describes additional delivery systems that families may have to access in order to make full use of the EPSDT Medi-Cal benefit, and their relationship with Medi-Cal managed care.
Sep 15, 2020
This brief details Leticia DeGracia's journey through California's Early Identification and Intervention System with two of her children.
Sep 8, 2020
This report highlights six key areas in need of attention in order to create an EII system that is family-centered and effective.
Sep 8, 2020
Karla and Brianna’s story highlights the challenges that a lot of families face when dealing with the early identification and intervention system and the important role that support systems can play.