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.
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Family Voices News
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...
Cara Coleman, Family Voices’ Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Receives Notre Dame Distinguished Service Award
On October 29, 2021, Cara Coleman (JD, MPH), Family Voices’ Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, was publicly celebrated in a series of University-sponsored private and public events—including one event before an audience of 80,000—as the current recipient of the...
We have a framework! Last week the White House released the Build Back Better framework for reconciliation. Notably, the framework includes an invitation to share how the Build Back Better plan will affect CYSHCN and families. Take a look at it, and scroll to the...
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