Systems and Standards Research & Reports
April 24, 2013

Strengthening the System: An Enhanced Model of Health Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs in California

By: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health

What would an ideal system of care for children with special health care needs and their families look like? To address this question, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health convened dozens of experts and asked them to take a step back from their roles in the existing health care delivery system and imagine a reconfigured system that would produce optimal health outcomes for children and families.

Using industrial design techniques, participants in these convenings identified weaknesses in the current system and proposed alternatives. They then constructed a model of an enhanced system, which is described in this report.