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April 18, 2013

Legislative Briefing: Children with Special Health Care Needs in California

An estimated one million California children and teens have a special health care need, and many of these children require multiple services from the state’s health care system. But compared to children in other states, California’s children with special health care needs (CSHCN) receive care that is less coordinated, less family-centered, and fails to meet many of the key quality indicators prescribed by the Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health co-sponsored a briefing for California lawmakers regarding how the state health care system functions for CSHCN and their families. The briefing was sponsored by Assemblymember Richard Pan, MD, chair of the Assembly Health Committee.

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