Readers have responded positively to a 2016 survey about the content, format, and frequency of the Newsletter of the California Advocacy Network for Children with Special Health Care Needs. More than 160 subscribers offered their thoughts on the Newsletter, which provides state and national policy news, resources, and event information specifically for people interested in improving the well-being of children with special health care needs and their families.
Advocates, family leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders joined us on a webinar April 13, 2016, for a first step in building a national movement to promote care coordination policies and payment options that better serve children with special health care needs, families, and care providers.
If you’re familiar with the California Children’s Services (CCS) program, you’ve probably heard the story. A family moves from one county to another and their child’s CCS coverage changes or vanishes. A statewide group of CCS medical directors is working to fix that, and to encourage other improvements in the CCS program.