F2Fs Moving Forward with Healthcare Reform

Family leaders shared resources and activities for helping families and professionals understand and navigate the ACA: Speakers: Jennifer Akers of Family Voices Indiana highlighted resources created by Family Voices of Indiana, including an online ACA guide, and information dissemination strategies; Debbie Gilbert and Sondra Gilbert of the Kentucky F2F, Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, shared their experience serving as enrollment assistors, or Kynectors, for children and families. Faye Manaster, Family Voices of Illinois, shared information about their annual Update on Health Care Reform for Children with Special Needs conference, now in its 6th year. Beth Dworetzky of the Catalyst Center and Janis Guerney, Family Voices Policy Co-Director, shared any relevant trend updates and responded to  participating F2Fs (presenters and participants) about what’s going on for F2Fs and families related to health care reform.

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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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