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.
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.
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.
Grant funding always provides a welcome boost, but two coalitions that are members of the 5Cs are finding ways to carry on their shared care coordination work without outside support. Read their stories.
Learn more about new grants from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health aimed at helping families of children with special health care needs to monitor and manage the care of their children.
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.