The lives of children with chronic or complex medical conditions often are complicated by psychosocial issues and family problems such as poverty, poor parental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. This webinar highlighted advances in research and practice that aim to improve the well-being and health outcomes of these children with "social complexity" while reducing costs.
Advocates, family leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders joined us for a first step in building a national movement to promote care coordination policies and payment options that better serve children with special health care needs, families, and care providers.
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health organized a national symposium in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues within the general child health care system that have particular salience for the care of children with complex health problems.
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health co-sponsored a briefing for California lawmakers regarding how the state health care system functions for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and their families.