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 will engage in 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. Check back often for updates!


A Conversation on Models of Care Delivery for Children with Medical Complexity
Date: June 28, 2018
Time: 10-11 am Pacific Time; 1-2 pm Eastern Time; 6-7 pm British Standard Time

Improvements in care delivery for children with medical complexity are becoming a major focus of national and local health care and policy initiatives. A number of new models have been developed, with promising examples of enhanced care coordination and family engagement.

Join us as we explore innovative care delivery models and discuss current literature. We will have a lively discussion on the article, Models of Care Delivery for Children with Medical Complexity, with the lead author and experts in the field. We suggest attendees read the article prior to the event. Audience Q&A is highly encouraged. Attendees can listen via web or phone. Read more.




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





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