Family Voices is a national family-led organization of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and disabilities. We connect a network of family organizations across the United States that provide support to families of CYSHCN.
We promote partnership with families at all levels of health care–individual and policy decision-making levels—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.
Click on the map or select a state or territory:
Family Voices News
This week’s Washington Update will begin by quoting some news article titles circulating about what is going on as Congress returns from Thanksgiving Holiday: “Congress kicks off year-end legislative Blitz” Welcome to “the December Pileup!” Get ready for “Friday’s...
Omicron has sparked alarm among epidemiologists worried that the new variant’s mutations could make it more transmissible. Scientists are racing to learn more as new cases are confirmed. Read more here.
A “Frankenstein mix” of mutations raises concerns, but the variant may remain vulnerable to current vaccines. If not, revisions will be necessary. Read more here.
On Monday, November 15, President Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law. So where, you ask, do things stand with the Build Back Better reconciliation bill? Word on the street is that the House plans to vote on Build Back Better this week. The...
Much negotiation continues on the details of the reconciliation bill. Last week saw several things being added to or taken away from the framework. Paid Medical leave is back in! Although it is only for 4 weeks total (initial proposal was 12 weeks), it is back in...