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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.

Do you have a child or teen who has special health care needs or disabilities? Find support in your local community.

¿Tiene un niño o adolescente que tiene necesidades especiales de salud o discapacidades? Haga clic aquí para buscar ayuda.

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Family Voices News

Washington Update, July 25, 2019

There is a lot going on in Congress right now, as Members try to get things done before they leave DC for the annual August recess. Speaking of which…Time to meet with your Members of Congress at home! Read more in this issue!

Washington Update, July 19, 2019

The big news this week: The House Committee on Energy & Commerce favorably reported out legislation to extend funding for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers for four more years (through 2023) at the current funding level of $6 million per year. The...

Washington Update, July 11, 2019

One big health care news story this week is that a federal appeals court heard oral arguments in Texas v. U.S., the case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Another significant event: on July 11, a House subcommittee is expected to take up...

Washington Update, June 21, 2019

The House has passed an appropriations bill that would provide a $34 million increase in funding for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant in FY 2020. Key Senators have introduced a bill to address health care costs. The Kaiser Family Foundation has come...

Washington Update, June 13, 2019

Congress has been busy with hearings on a variety of health issues, including a June 4 hearing on the Family-to-Family Reauthorization Act and other health bills. South Carolina joins other states in proposing to modify its Medicaid program to establish “community...

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Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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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