ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $3.4 million to programs in 19 states working to improve the system of services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).
"The investments in these programs will work to improve the system of services for these children by expanding access to a medical home, enhancing care coordination, providing transition services for youth and building partnerships between families and professionals," said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.
Awards were made in two funding initiatives. The State Implementation Grant for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN and the Innovative Evidence Based Models for CYSHCN.
The State Implementation Grants for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN provide funding to state partners, including State Title V Programs, family organizations, and providers to focus on statewide improvements. The Innovative Models for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN is a new initiative that funds models of care that are evidence based and can be spread to other communities.
State Implementation Grants for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Delaware Department of Health & Social Services
Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Louisiana Office of Public Health
St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
State of Washington Department of Health
Innovative Models for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
University of Iowa
Michigan Department of Community Health
Family Voices of Minnesota
PACER Center, Inc.
Curators, University of Missouri on behalf of UMKC
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey
Wake Forest University of Health Sciences
Oregon Health and Science University
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Baylor College of Medicine
Bi-State Primary Care Association
For more information about programs for children and youth with special healthcare needs, go to www.mchb.hrsa.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.
SOURCE Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)