Members of the California Community Care Coordination Collaborative addressed a standing-room-only audience on January 26 as part of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The lively presentation highlighted experiences developing countywide, inter-agency coalitions to improve care coordination for children with special health care needs throughout the state.
The collaborative is funded by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health and has been operating since April of 2013.
Marc Thibault of the Kern County Medically Vulnerable Care Coordination Project, Rebecca Hernandez of the Orange County Care Coordination Collaborative for Kids (OCC3 for Kids) and Barbara Sheehy of the 7 Cs project in Contra Costa County represented the collaborative during the presentation.
Topics included meeting structures and functions for inter-agency coalitions; implementation of case reviews to identify system-level challenges and solutions; and leveraging Federal Financial Participation to pay for system-level care coordinators. See the slide presentation below.