F2F Fact Sheet

This document describes the work and value of the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers to families, communties, and states.

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Title V Block Grant Information Sharing

A PowerPoint providing a comprehensive overview of the Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant program including history, authorization, annual reporting and performance measurement, federal guidance around family engagement, required public input, and the federal review process.

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Leading by Convening

Guidelines for Leading by Convening, based on an operational style as a hybrid of top-down and bottom-up leadership designs. It requires that leaders, regardless of title, accept the value of bringing groups with authority and groups with influence together in a shared leadership strategy. This style supports authentic engagement. Also included is an infographic which outlines the top ten benefits of the training.

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Polly Arango Mentoring Initiative Summary

Funded by private donations, the Polly Arango Mentoring Fund supported Family Voices State Affiliates (AK, IA, MN, NC) in preparing families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to join a new generation of family leaders that reflects the growing diverse populations within states and our nation, while building the leadership and advocacy of Family Voices’ State Affiliate Organizations (SAOs) at the state level.

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Tips for Title V Programs: Partnering with Families

A 2 page tip sheet providing suggestions for effective partnership between families and Title V programs.

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Zika: What Family Leaders Working In Public Health Should Know

Panel presentation on supportive and preventive measures available for families dealing with a diagnosis of Zika; what family leaders need to know to better serve families faced with the diagnosis; and the latest updates from CDC. Speakers: Dr. Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP is the Division Director of the Division of Human Development and Disability at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, part of the Center for Disease Control. Dr. Fernando Ysern, MD, FAAP, is President of the Puerto Rico American Academy of Pediatrics.Ms. Coralaidee Jimenez is a Family Representative for children with special health care needs at the Puerto Rico Department of Health (Representante de Familias Programa Niños con Necesidades Especiales de Salud). She is the mother of an 11-year-old boy with microcephaly, developmental delays, and other conditions.

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Quality Health Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs

A one page handout for families, providers, and professionals that defines key elements of quality health care for children with special health care needs, based on 6 Family Voices principles.

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First Steps for Family Leaders:
 Forming Collaborative Relationships with Your State Title V Program

A 4-page tip sheet for family leaders on developing or renewing partnerships with Title V programs.

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Partnering in the Title V Block Grant Process

Title V needs family involvement to strengthen the Block Grant.  In this webinar, a panel of family leaders from three states–California, Oklahoma, and Vermont–shared their organizations’ involvement in the Block Grant process and detail their paths to partnership with their state Title V, sharing tips and lessons learned along the way for building this important relationship.

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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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