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New Website: Children with Special Health Care Needs
This site will grow as the foundation expands its work to support children and families, as well as providers, policymakers, and advocates. E-mail Network Manager Janis Connallon at Janis.Connallon@lpfch.org with your suggestions for resources or other information to add to the website.
Grant Funds Available for Care Coordination – Applications are due February 8 for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Request for Proposal for grants to support local and regional-level care coordination efforts. The RFP and a recent webinar explain the details and requirements for submitting a proposal.
Last Chance: Take the Care Coordination Survey – As you may remember, we are surveying Network members to help design effective advocacy strategies to improve care coordination in the state. The survey is quite brief and builds on the suggestions for approaches to care coordination that we have received from families, providers and other advocates in California. If you have already completed the survey, thank you for participating. If you have not previously responded, please take a few minutes and complete this seven-item online survey now. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/carecoordinationnetwork
California Health Policy
National Health Policy
In the News — Children with Special Health Care Needs
The Medi-Cal Program at a Crucial Time
Asian American and Latino Parents in California Less Likely to Seek Traditional Mental Health Care for Kids, Study Finds
Family Commutes to Specialty Care
Are there Enough Medi-Cal Providers?
This resource on HuffingtonPost.com contains several articles and a video for parents and providers. The video discusses life as a parent of a child with special health care needs. It includes a panel discussion on coordinating care and community services. There is also an article on financial planning for the future for a child with special health care needs.
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