The Network now has more than 900 members. Encourage your colleagues to join today.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT UPDATES
This Catalyst Center fact sheet discusses the importance of health insurance coverage for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and examines groups of CSHCN at greater risk for not being insured. Also from the Catalyst Center: Are Families of Medicaid-Enrolled Children with Disabilities Eligible for Subsidized Marketplace Coverage? See the fact sheet.
Preventive Services for Children with Special Needs under the Affordable Care Act
Family Voices' Project Impact has produced a fact sheet that explains preventive services available under the Affordable Care Act, and offers tips for families on developing healthy lifestyles.
MCHB Seeks Assistance in Ensuring the Children Are Signed Up for Insurance
In this video, Michael Lu, MD, associate administrator of the MCHB, discusses how maternal and child health professionals can reach out to their communities and encourage families to enroll in health coverage through the ACA before open enrollment closes on March 31.
Coveredtil26 Outreach Campaign Targets Foster Children
Children Now has launched a website and outreach campaign for Coveredtil26.org, providing information about Medi-Cal coverage for former foster youth, who now are eligible until age 26. The site offers assistance on signing up and answers questions.
Webinar – The Affordable Care Act: What It Means For You And Your Patients' Oral Health
Monday, February 24
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time
Learn how the Affordable Care Act will affect dental coverage for children in medical practices, and how physicians can help families navigate the system and maintain their oral health.
Study: Financial and Nonfinancial Burden Among Families of CSHCN – Changes Between 2001 and 2010
Chronic Conditions Raise Risk of Error for Trauma Patients
New Award Highlights Children’s Books with Disability Themes
The American Library Association recently added the Schneider Family Award to their Caldecott and Newbury awards for children’s books. The new award recognizes books with an artistic expression of the disability experience. Read more and make recommendations for other books.
High School Students May Apply for Leadership Forum – February 28 Deadline
Applications are due February 28 for the annual five-day Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation. High school juniors and seniors who have a disability are eligible to apply. YLF is held in Sacramento in July, and students will be housed at California State University, Sacramento. Find more information.
Tax Tips for Family Caregivers
As the April tax filing deadline approaches, AARP offers six ways family caregivers can save money on their taxes.
CSHCN IN THE NEWS
In its January 20 edition, the New Yorker magazine published Lives Less Ordinary: Chronically Ill Children Are Living Longer than Ever. How Should We Care for Them?
Health Homes: Perspectives from the Leaders
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Learn how states are implementing health home programs under the ACA to improve care coordination and benefit from enhanced federal matching dollars to cover these services. Learn more and register.
Presentations Sought: Patient and Family Centered Care Conference
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the 5th Annual Patient & Family Centered Care Conference scheduled for June 16 in Los Angeles. Submit your proposal.
Healthy Communities Data Summit at UCLA
2014 Department of Health Care Services Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings
Family Voices of California 12th Annual Health Summit
2014 School-Based Health Conference: Advancing School Health in a Time of Reform
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