WHEN: April 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
WHERE: California State Capitol, Room 126, 1400 Tenth St., Sacramento
An estimated one million California children under age 18 have a special health care need, and many of these children require multiple services from the state’s health care system. This briefing will provide an opportunity for policymakers to learn about the challenges faced by these children and their families, as well as policy solutions and other avenues for change.
This briefing will address:
- New data on the status of CSHCN in California
- Experiences of families navigating a complex system of care
- An overview of current private and public health insurance systems caring for CSHCN
- The changing landscape of pediatric specialty care
- CSHCN and the Affordable Care Act
Click here to see the briefing agenda and speaker information. A recent in-depth study commissioned by the foundation, Children with Special Health Care Needs in California: A Profile of Key Issues, provides important background information.
If you plan to attend, please contact Janis Connallon, manager of the California Advocacy Network for Children with Special Health Care Needs, at (650) 724-2786 or Janis.Connallon@lpfch.org. For media inquiries, contact Barbara Feder Ostrov, communications officer, at (650) 721-6044 or Barbara.FederOstrov@lpfch.org.