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Building Centralized Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity

There is a great deal of interest among health plans in the potential of care coordination to reduce health care costs and improve quality. In individual pediatric practices, and usually at their own initiative, health care providers generally offer a broad array of services intended to address the multiple medical, family, and social factors that affect children's health. Practices not only coordinate among medical providers, but also try to plan and organize services provided by various therapists, equipment providers, community agencies, and public programs, including schools.

Organization:
State University of New York, Buffalo
Principal Investigator: Dennis Kuo, MD, MHS

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New Grants Target Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Improving care coordination for children with special health care needs and their families is the goal of two grants awarded March 1 by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. Researchers from Children's Hospital Buffalo will design a family-centered system of care coordination for children with medical complexity, and Health Management Associates will examine states that have made progress toward inter-agency collaboration.

Application Process

The Foundation generally invites specific applications for proposals. However, unsolicited proposals for projects that contribute to achieving the program’s goals are welcome. Proposals initiated by applicants should be presented to the Foundation as a letter of inquiry. We strongly recommend that applicants carefully review our program and goals before submitting a letter of inquiry.

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