• Insights

    Profile: Janice Milligan, Health Net

    Janice Milligan once had to sell her car to pay for a wheelchair for her adopted daughter, who had spina bifida. She had just moved to California and didn’t know that she potentially could qualify for California Children’s Services (CCS) and aid from the state’s system of regional centers for people with disabilities. That was two decades ago. Today, Milligan is director of strategy and development at Health Net of California.

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    National Family Caregivers Month: One Mother Speaks

    Her role as mom and caregiver for a child with special health care needs automatically qualified her as chauffeur, case manager, care coordinator and advocate. Learn more about one mother’s experience during National Family Caregivers Month.

  • Issue Briefs

    Next Steps Toward Care Coordination

    A recent survey indicates that California’s fragmented system of care is the main barrier to effective care coordination.

  • Insights

    Q&A with Dr. Anand Chabra

    In San Mateo County, Dr. Anand Chabra helps ensure that children with special health care needs get the comprehensive services they need.

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    Profile: Devon Dabbs

    As co-founder of the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition in Watsonville, Devon Dabbs works to improve pediatric palliative care services in California.

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    Grantee Profile: Karen Wayman

    “There are no difficult families. There are only families in extremely challenging situations.” Learn more about grantee Karen Wayman’s work.

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    What Pediatricians Can Learn from Retail-Based Clinics

    Traditional pediatric practices must change to compete with convenient new retail clinics at Walmart and other non-traditional locations, argues Dr. Edward Schor in a new editorial in JAMA Pediatrics.