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New Report! 2013-2014 F2F Data Report

New Blog! Helping Families Get the Best Health Care Coverage

New Infusion Tip Sheet! Structured Listening: How Listening Helps Build Respectful Relationships

The Power of Partnerships: Materials, Photos, and more from the 2014 Family Voices Leadership Meeting

2014 Report on the Activities & Accomplishments of Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

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News & Happenings

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March 25, 2015
A free webinar from the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) that will highlight the Patient Engagement Toolkit
March 16, 2015
CMS Innovation Center seeks broad input on initiatives to test innovations in advanced primary care
March 4, 2015
This webinar, sponsored by the Vermont Family Network, looks at landmark concepts that changed the way we view ability and disability.
February 27, 2015
February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Webinar participants will learn about the dental services available through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), outreach and enrollment tips, and resources for families
February 27, 2015
This webinar, sponsored by National Academy for State Health Policy, will discuss a framework for how alternative payment models can help transform the delivery system away from a fragmented fee-for-service system while also considering the risks of state-based payment reform models and strategies to mitigate those risks.
February 26, 2015
The purpose of this webinar, sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, is to demonstrate how state health officials and staff can bring a health equity perspective to their existing efforts to prevent early childhood adversity, including child maltreatment.
February 26, 2015
Sponsored by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, this free webinar will review findings from report developed by the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University.
February 26, 2015
Sponsored by the Georgetown Technical Assistance Ctr for Children's Mental Health, this webinar is a follow-up to Defining the Developmental Needs of Youth and Young Adult Peer Support.

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2013 - 2014 F2F Data Report

2013-2014 F2F HIC Data ReportThis 4-page report provides aggregated data on the activities of Family-to-Family Health Information Centers across the country from June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014.  Data includes families and professionals served, one-to-one assistance, trainings, information dissemination, impact on families, partnership activities, and self-reported impact on policies and programs.


Infusion Tip Sheets: Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Infusion: Diversity & Cultural Competence

Family Voices strives to infuse cultural and linguistic competence throughout the organization to meet the needs of all families.  In this tip sheet, we provide strategies to help build cross-cultural relationships and help you consider the "individual vs. community" approach.

What Families Need to Know about
the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Affordable Care Act ResourcesWhat's happening with the healthcare exchange in your state?  What's a navigator?  Will your state expand Medicaid?  Looking to learn more about the ACA?  Visit our resource page and sign up for our weekly news brief, Washington Update!

Family-Centered Care Assessment

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Did you know that family-centered care can improve patient and family outcomes, increase satisfaction, decrease health care costs, and lead to more effective use of health care resources? You can learn more about what makes health care family-centered by using the Family Voices Family-Centered Care Assessment tool, a 24-question tool to measure family centeredness of provider care based on ideas created by families themselves.