• Insights

    Improving Systems of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs

    The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health is featured in a Grantmakers in Health Bulletin, a forum for health grantmakers to share information and insights. The article describes our advocacy priorities for children and families, including advancing care coordination and planning; supporting families in self-management and advocacy; and identifying strategies for financing the care of children with special health care needs. 

  • Insights

    Remembering Katie Beckett

    In the early 1980s, Katie and her family became emblematic of a national effort for children and people with disabilities to receive long-term care in their homes rather than in hospitals.

  • Research & Reports

    2010 California Parent Survey

    Results from a wide-ranging survey that asked California parents how they view their children's health and well being provide a wealth of current data that can inform and support the work of organizations across California that serve kids.

  • Research & Reports

    Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Profile of Key Issues and a Call to Action

    In California, about 15 percent of children had special health care needs in 2007 — chronic physical, developmental, or behavioral conditions that require more than routine health and related services. A report commissioned by the Foundation documents areas in which the state is lagging on providing high-quality services for these children and their families.

  • Research & Reports

    The California Index of Child and Youth Well-Being

    The first-ever "California Index of Child and Youth Well Being" shows a consistent pattern of improvement in how children have fared over the last decade, but warns that the present economic recession could undermine and possibly even reverse those gains.

  • Research & Reports

    California's Service System for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    This 2009 report provides a comprehensive overview of California’s health care system and related systems, including publicly and privately funded services; analysis of the strengths and gaps within the current service systems; and an assessment of the impact on children and families. The report offers recommendations for addressing current deficiencies.


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