Last week, another law was enacted to provide financial relief to small businesses and health care providers. Yet another bill is in the works, to be taken up after Congress returns to town (now expected on May 4). Health and disability advocates are hoping to secure additional funding for providers, states, and various programs (e.g., Family-to-Family Health Information Centers) that have experienced additional costs related to the coronavirus pandemic. In other news, the administration has issued a new toolkit for states to facilitate telehealth, especially for children. Read about these topics and more in this week’s Update.

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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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