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.
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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.