As the first round of grants for the California Community Care Coordination Collaborative (5Cs) comes to a close, we occasionally will feature lessons learned about how to address care coordination in local communities, along with products these coalitions have developed that may be of use to others. In this post, we feature the Collaborative Checklist developed by one coalition to assess the evolution of its work over the grant period. Six of the county coalitions adopted the tool.
Public health nurse Janine Woods has an insider’s view of the unique challenges faced by foster children with special health care needs—and the social welfare and medical professionals trying to help them.
As president and CEO of the California Children’s Hospital Association, Ann-Louise Kuhns usually has children with special health care needs on her mind, but never more than now when the California Children’s Services program is undergoing a major transformation and funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program remains uncertain.
Sometimes, all a family needs is a phone call on their behalf. Sometimes, an entire health care system needs to change. Amy Breedlove navigates the space between those two extremes as she coordinates care for children who are among the most medically complex in California’s Central Valley.
Creating a system of publicly financed care for children with special health care needs in California is a challenging task. A new issue brief proposes what the key components of such a system should be, and welcomes responses from stakeholders.