Protecting our Future: Emergency Preparedness and Children’s Mental Health
(CDC Public Health Matters Blog, 10/10/18). In this blog post, the CDC explains that it is incorporating children’s mental health care into disaster preparedness, response, and data collection. The blog post also includes links to several resources on helping children in disaster situations.

Infographic: Inequities in Coverage and Financing of Care for CYSHCN
The Catalyst Center has created a one-page infographic illustrating important elements of inequities in coverage and financing of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This infographic touches on several subgroups that are less likely to be adequately insured and face a greater risk for adverse health effects as a result.

New Fact Sheet: Behavioral Health Homes for Children
(National Academy for State Health Policy and the National Center for Medical Home Implementation)

Recommendations for Value-Based Transition Payment for Pediatric and Adult Health Care Systems
(National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, with funding from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Sept. 2018)

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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