Care Connection for Children is a partner organization in the national effort to accomplish the goals of Healthy People 2020: an action plan to achieve community-based service systems for children and youth with special health care needs and their families. In addition to community-based, the service system needs to be comprehensive, coordinated, culturally competent and family-centered.
This plan is a part of Healthy People 2020 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. State, community and public and private sectors are partnering to achieve the goal to “bring better health to all people in this country.”The Maternal and Child Health Bureau partnering with Family Voices, the March of Dimes, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other organization have identified the following outcomes:
All children and youth residing in Central Virginia who have special health care needs will receive family centered, community-based, culturally sensitive, comprehensive multi-disciplinary specialty services.
Central Virginia Care Connection for Children will strive to accomplish the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s performance measures for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).
Core Outcomes to be achieved (based on MCHB performance measures and Healthy People 2020 Goals relevant to CYSHCN):
All children with special health care needs will receive coordinated ongoing comprehensive care within a medical home.
All families of children with special health care needs will have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need.
All children will be screened early and continuously for special health care needs.
Services for children with special health care needs and their families will be organized in ways that families can use them easily.
Families of children with special health care needs will partner in decision making at all levels, and will be satisfied with the services they receive.
All youth with special health care needs will receive the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult health care, work, and independence.
For more information about the Healthy People 2020 refer to:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Consists of families from throughout the United States who have children with special health needs, as well as caregivers, professionals and friends whose lives have been touched by these children and their families.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To this purpose, the AAP and its members dedicate their efforts and resources.
March of Dimes
Four major problems threaten the health of America's babies: birth defects, infant mortality, low birth-weight, and lack of prenatal care. The March of Dimes is committed to the day when all babies will be born healthy.