Core Outcome 4: Services for children and youth with special health care needs and their families will be organized in ways that families can use them easily.
Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families typically receive services and supports from multiple systems such as health care, public health, education, mental health, and social services. Thus, all services and supports for CYSHCN should be implemented and delivered in a culturally competent, linguistically appropriate, and accessible manner to best serve CYSHCN and their families. Specifically for Title V programs, there is a need to develop strategies that ensure CYSHCN and their families receive coordinated services and support, and address the challenges and burdens in accessing community resources.
Browse the resources below for tools, best practices, and materials to support state efforts to ensure systems of care have the capacity and processes in place so that CYSHCN and their families have access to family-centered, community-based coordinated care.