On April 1, the California Community Care Coordination Collaborative (5C’s) will launch a Learning Collaborative of community coalitions working to improve the quality of services for children with special health care needs.
The Collaborative will provide a structured opportunity for leaders to learn from one another, identify areas of shared need, discuss emerging challenges and connect with others engaged in improving the quality of care coordination services for these chronically ill children.
Here are the organizations involved:
The Orange County Care Coordination Collaborative for Kids, led by Help Me Grow Orange County, will assess CSHCN needs in the county and pilot test a process to identify, track and review cases of families of CSHCN to help connect them to services and increase communication between providers.
The San Mateo County Care Coordination Learning Community, led by Community Gatepath, will develop care coordination policy and practice recommendations and work with First 5 to expand care coordination services for a San Mateo County Health System Clinic.
The Seven C’s Project, under the direction of the Public Health Division of Contra Costa Health Services, will develop a proposed care coordination system for the county based on a needs assessment and analysis of current resources, as well as pilot a case review process.
The Rural Children’s Health Care Coalition, led by Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California, will bring together stakeholders in Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity counties to promote shared problem-solving and develop interagency agreements for dealing with shared clients.
Representatives from the Medically Vulnerable Care Coordination Project of Kern County and the Central California Care Coordination Project of Fresno County, led by Exceptional Parents Unlimited, also will participate in the Learning Collaborative activities.
To learn more about the Learning Collaborative, click here.