The Network now has more than 900 members. Encourage your colleagues to join today.
Last year, Network members responded to a survey that solicited their perspectives on care coordination for children with special health care needs in California. At the end of the survey, respondents were asked to identify model programs they thought provided effective care coordination. We have compiled a list of information about 13 programs across the state, including the populations served, qualifications required for the care coordinator, and a program description. If you have suggestions for additional programs, please contact Janis at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will update the list periodically.
Health Director Highlights Contra Costa County Care Coordination Work
In his February newsletter, William B. Walker, MD, director of Contra Costa Health Services, featured an article about the work of the Contra Costa California Community Care Coordination Collaborative or “Seven Cs.” The program is part of the 5Cs statewide learning collaborative that includes care coordination programs in seven regions around the state. See page 4 of the Director’s Report for the article about Contra Costa.
Help Me Grow California Seeks Partners for Learning Community
Help Me Grow California is seeking new counties or regional consortia to join its California Learning Community. The Learning Community provides information about Help Me Grow, which is an integrated statewide system that promotes early identification of at-risk children and linkage to developmental and behavioral services. See more information and the application form.
Deadline Extended to March 15 - High School Students May Apply for Leadership Forum
The annual five-day Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is 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.
- The federal government has launched a new tool to help individuals with disabilities and their families find needed information quickly and efficiently. The Guide Me tool offers a step-by-step search process.
- The Center for Parent Information and Resources has updated its fact sheet on children with multiple disabilities.
- The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Department of Developmental Services has created a 2013 resource guide, Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Disability.
2014 Fostering Partnership and Teamwork in the Pediatric Medical Home: A “How To” Webinar
Friday, February 28, 2014
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific Time
National Center for Medical Home Implementation
Part one of a three-part webinar series focusing on promoting teamwork and partnership in pediatric medical homes. Register and learn more about the series.
Medi-Cal Coverage until Age 26 for Former Foster Youth
Thursday, February 27, 2014
11 a.m. to noon Pacific Time
Children Now and The Youth Law Center
Practical information on how former foster youth can enroll in Medi-Cal coverage, including tips to help youth overcome enrollment barriers and outreach efforts to inform former foster youth about this new benefit. Register.
Health Homes: Perspectives from the Leaders
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time
California Improvement Network
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.
2014 Department of Health Care Services Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings
The 2014 DHCS Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings will be held in Sacramento from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The next meeting is Friday, February 21. Meetings are open to the public.
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