The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health works to ensure that children and youth with special needs will be served by a family-centered system that provides ready access to a comprehensive array of high-quality, coordinated services designed and delivered to efficiently and effectively meet their unique physical, emotional, social and developmental needs. We are pleased to sponsor the March 2018 issue of the PEDIATRICS Supplement: Building Systems that Work for Children with Complex Health Care Needs. These articles help to clarify some of the difficult, systemic issues and challenges affecting health care for these children, and point the way toward their resolution.

Throughout 2018 we hosted discussions with authors and experts in the field to explore ways we can improve the system of care for children with chronic and complex health care needs. Access recordings of the conversations, slides and responses to audience questions below.



A Conversation on the Effect of Payment Models in Children’s Health Care
Date: November 7, 2018

A Conversation on Ethical Considerations for a Fair and Effective Health Care System
Date: October 24, 2018

A Conversation on Protecting Rights of Children with Medical Complexity in an Era of Spending Reduction
Date: September 20, 2018

A Conversation on Supporting Self-Management in Children and Adolescents with Complex Chronic Conditions
Date: August 22, 2018

A Conversation on Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: Whose Care Is It, Anyway?
Date: July 26, 2018

A Conversation on Models of Care Delivery for Children with Medical Complexity
Date: June 28, 2018

A Conversation on Meaningful Family Engagement, from Clinical Care to Health Policy
Date: June 6, 2018

A Conversation on the Emergence of Pediatric Complex Care
Date: April 10, 2018



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Our publications address significant issues and opportunities for change in California’s system of care for children with special health care needs.