An Enhanced Model of Care for
Children with Special Health Care Needs
Through convenings of consumers, advocates, and other thought leaders, the Foundation has developed a model of an enhanced system that is designed to address current system deficiencies while maintaining the positive components.
The model envisions a high-performing health care system that provides high-quality, family-centered, culturally competent and coordinated care within a medical home, funded by a unified, efficient and comprehensive payment system. The model also calls for an adequate number of highly trained pediatric specialty care providers; focused training for general pediatricians in the management of children with special health care needs; and widely accepted and uniformly utilized quality measures. The Foundation invests in efforts to move the system closer to this enhanced model.