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Wading Through a Complicated System
Development of a Hospital-Based Care Coordination Program for CSHCN
The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a policy statement outlining Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice Care Commitments, Guidelines, and Recommendations. The guidelines and recommendations are designed to ensure that health care teams are appropriately resourced, trained, and positioned to provide excellent care. A related survey of children’s hospitals nationwide found that palliative care programs are increasing in numbers at hospitals, but with marked variations in how they are funded and staffed.
Demonstration Project Links Child Health Quality to Health Care Reform
In 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded 10 grants to improve health care quality and delivery systems for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). An update on the project highlights how the grants offer an opportunity for advocates to take advantage of health care reform to link child health quality issues to state and federal policies.
Innovation Fund for Oral Health Seeks Concept Papers on Addressing Barriers
Through its Innovation Fund for Oral Health, the DentaQuest Foundation supports programs that create movement toward the realization of optimal oral health systems. Priority is given to projects that focus on specific communities. Concept papers accepted on a rolling basis.
IN THE NEWS
The recording of a webinar on Measuring the Return on Investment in Maternal and Child Health Programs is now available from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU
Let us know what's happening with your organization or family. E-mail Network Manager Janis Connallon at Janis.Connallon@lpfch.org with your news or updates. Newsletter Editor: Eileen Walsh