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10/27/2016, 4:30 pm ET: A Call with President Obama on ACA Open Enrollment
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11/9/2016, 1:00-2:00 pm ET: Beyond Checklists: Care Planning for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, the Catalyst Center, and Family Voices
11/9/2016, 1:00-2:00 pm ET: Obesity and Failure To Thrive Concerns in Children with ASD
Sponsored by the Johnson Center for Child Health and Development and the Autism Research Institute
11/9/2016, 3:00-4:30 pm ET: Maximizing Insurance Enrollment in MCH: Strategies to Address Challenging Enrollment Situations
Hosted by Family Voices and AMCHP
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11/16/2016, 3:00-4:00 pm ET: Caregiving Youth: a Community-Based Framework for Identifying and Supporting a Hidden Population
Sponsored by Family Voices of California
October 26, 2016:
Read about ObamaCare, the election (candidates’ positions on child health and disabilities), and more in this week’s Update.
Starting OCTOBER 13, 2016: In partnership with Family Voices, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs is hosting a three-part webinar series to help maternal and child health advocates better prepare for the upcoming open enrollment period. The series, “Maximizing Insurance Enrollment in Maternal and Child Health,” will feature presentations from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), Enroll America, state Title V agencies, and health insurance navigators from the family leader community. This 3-webinar series will run on October 13, October 25, and November 9 and feature different topics and speakers.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped both children with disabilities and their parents. Two reports from the Urban Institute (see Resources) highlight how two generations are benefiting from healthcare coverage under the ACA. Learn more in this blog.
APRIL 13, 2016: Family Voices has been awarded a new three-year cooperative agreement from MCHB as the National Center for Family Professional Partnerships (NCFPP). The new project period will be June 2016 through May 2019. Goals include:
Download the Project Abstract.
Data aggregated from reports submitted by all 51 F2Fs summarizing their work from June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015 (FY2015) demonstrate their:
- Direct Support to 155,950 families and 74,225 professionals
- Estimated Overall Outreach to 928,225 Families and 350,960 Professionals
- Impacting 92% of families who are better able to partner with providers & navigate systems
This report also includes state by state charts listing F2F partnerships, methods of assistance, involvement in specific initiatives, and additional sources of funding. Read more about the outreach, assistance, training, and impact of F2Fs in this 12-page report.
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.