The US Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) recently announced plans to transform the way it administers funds that support maternal and child health programs in the states. At least one-third of these funds, administered through Title V Block Grants, are earmarked for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). In California, Title V supports the California Children's Services (CCS) program.
Several of the proposed Title V changes concern services for children with special needs. In response to a request for comment from the MCHB, members of the California Advocacy Network for Children with Special Health Care Needs, submitted comments to Dr. Michael Lu, associate administrator of the MCHB. Read the comments.
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