In November 2010, our Foundation announced the formation of the California Collaborative for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Over the past few months, we have been in the development phase, and now I'm pleased to let you know that Janis Connallon has joined our staff to manage the work of the Collaborative.
Janis is an experienced health policy advocate. Most recently, she spent eight years as policy coordinator for Family Voices. Prior to that, she was national policy coordinator for the National Policy Center on Children with Special Health Care Needs at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
The Collaborative is a broad-based statewide partnership that has been created to advocate for improving the system of care for children with special health care needs, their families and the providers who serve them.
If you are interested in participating in the Collaborative, please sign up here and indicate your areas of interest.
You also may want to review the work that the Foundation has done to date toward improving the system of care for children with special health care needs. Read about our investments, convenings and publications at www.lpfch.org/cshcn.
Posted June 1, 2011