• Journal Articles

    Reshaping Pediatric Practice

    Pediatricians are facing pressure to account for the quality and cost of care they provide to their patients. The author highlights six ways health providers can help transform the care they provide to children and their families.

  • Research & Reports

    Children with Special Health Care Needs in California: A Profile of Key Issues

    Compared to children in other states, California’s children with special health care needs 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, according to this new analysis of the  2009/10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.

  • Research & Reports

    California's Diminishing Resource: Children

    A report released today by the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health indicates that an unprecedented decline in California’s child population, coupled with a tidal wave of Baby Boom retirees, will pose significant challenges for the state’s future prosperity.

  • Issue Briefs

    An Enhanced Model of Health Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs in California

    Thanks to medical advances, growing numbers of children now live with complex, chronic health conditions. However, our health care system has not evolved to keep pace with this historic shift. The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health convened experts to develop an enhanced model for how care could be delivered to children with special health care needs in California.

  • Insights

    Essential Health Insurance Benefits for Children: Pennywise and Pound Foolish

    As policymakers determine health care benefits for the exchange, Medicaid’s comprehensive EPSDT benefit is cost-effective, and guarantees access to services. In contrast, benefits designed by states under the CHIP program serve as a lesson: they cost more, and they are less effective for children with special health care needs.

  • Issue Briefs

    Changing Pediatric Residency Training to Improve Quality of Care for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

    A large percentage of children with special health care needs do not have an established medical home, but rely instead for primary care on the pediatric subspecialists who treat their specific conditions. These specialists often have not received adequate graduate training to care for patients with complex conditions. This study explores how changes in graduate residency training might improve the quality of care for children with special health care needs.

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