• Children with Special Health Care Needs and Managed Care: Approaches from Three States

    For families of children with special health care needs, depending on managed care organizations can be worrisome, especially when their children require expensive and/or unusual services. A new study examines the approaches taken by three states, including California, to assuring that children with special health care needs are known to their managed care organization and that their needs are assessed so that appropriate care can be provided.

  • Grantee Profile: Rebecca Hernandez, MSEd, Help Me Grow Orange County


    Rebecca Hernandez, Help Me Grow Orange County

    As manager of Help Me Grow Orange County, Rebecca Hernandez has for years helped connect families to health professionals and support services when they have concerns about their children’s health and development.

  • Grantee Profile: Karen Wayman


    Karen Wayman, PhD, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

    “There are no difficult families. There are only families in extremely challenging situations.” Learn more about grantee Karen Wayman’s work.

  • Exceptional Parents Unlimited


    Marion Karian, Exceptional Parents Unlimited of Fresno

    With funding from our foundation, Exceptional Parents Unlimited will build on and evaluate an existing care coordination system serving young children with cognitive, developmental and emotional problems to include children with special health care needs.


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