Care Coordination

Promoting Telehealth to Address Barriers to Care for Children of Color with Special Health Care Needs in California

Organization

The Children’s Partnership

Primary Contact

Mayra E Alvarez

Grant Amount

$100,000 for 12 months

Date Awarded

February 2021

Purpose

The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated the need to use telehealth as a tool to facilitate health services for children with special health care needs (CSHCN), particularly children of color. Yet many CSHCN face barriers to care, and families often are not aware of opportunities to access care via telehealth. Building on previous telehealth grants to The Children’s Partnership, this grant will support improved access to care for families of color with CSHCN in California. The funds will be used to promote greater understanding and utilization of telehealth, and to build awareness and support among policymakers and the public regarding current telehealth policies and barriers, implementation practices, and recommendations for change.