WORTH REPEATING: State Strategies for Shared Plans of Care to Improve Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
(National Academy for State Health Policy, 10/29/18)

 Proposed rule on immigrant “Public Charge” determinations
Please see the Updates of September 26 Update (p. 3) and October 31.

WORTH REPEATING: Family Voices Immigration Toolkit
The Family Voices Immigration Toolkit includes everything families, physicians and other professionals need to know about providing medical information to immigration officials, which may be needed to argue for allowing a child with special health care needs or the child’s parent to stay in the U.S.


America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2018.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released this new report on the following measures: poverty and extreme poverty, health insurance continuity, homelessness, exposure to violence, prescription opioid misuse and use disorders, and residential placement of juveniles.

Powerful Partnerships: A Handbook for Families & Providers Working Together To Improve Care, from the National Initiative for Children’s Health Care Quality

WORTH REPEATING: New Tool Offers Hope To People Experiencing Early Serious Mental Illness and Their Families, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

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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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