• Key Reports from 2015

    Grantees of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health explored a range of issues related to children with special health care needs and their families in 2015. 

  • The Impact of Medical Homes on Hospital Readmission and ED Visits for CSHCN

    Little is known about the relationship between receiving primary care in a medical home and unplanned hospital readmissions and emergency department visits among children with special health care needs (CSHCN). A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, sheds lights on this issue.

  • California Community Care Coordination Collaborative Featured at AAP National Conference


    Rebecca Hernandez, Help Me Grow Orange County

    Two members of the 5Cs recently presented on Multiagency Collaboration to Improve Care Coordination: A County-Level Case Study of Children with Special Health Care Needs at the Community Pediatrics Poster Session of the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in Washington, DC.

  • Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones


    Ann Cirimele, Family Resource Network

    Ann Cirimele knows from personal experience how hard it is to navigate the health care system as a parent of a child with special health care needs. As the executive director of the Family Resource Network in Stockton, she’s helping families in rural California through the complexities of the system of care while also working with other local agencies to improve that system.

  • Grants Aim to Improve Care Coordination

    Helping families manage the complex system of care for their children with special health care needs is the focus of two new Foundation grants awarded June 5, 2014. A third grant is designed to increase families’ role in policymaking for state and county programs that serve these children.


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