Improves health outcomes of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) by advancing a quality, comprehensive system of care that promotes the healthy development and well-being of children and their families. Six core outcomes that describe the system of services for CSHCN include:
- Family Professional Partnership
- Medical Home
Children and youth with special health care needs should receive a medical home model of care that is patient-centered, coordinated, comprehensive, and ongoing.
- Healthy Children: Your Child’s Medical Home
- Adequate Health Insurance
- Families should have access to adequate insurance and funding to pay for services they need.
- North Dakota Medicaid https://www.hhs.nd.gov/healthcare
- SHS Healthcare Coverage Options Booklet pdf - https://www.hhs.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/DOH%20Legacy/Health_Care%20_Coverage_Options_Booklet.pdf
- Comprehensive Health Association of North Dakota https://www.chand.org/
- Health Insurance Marketplace https://www.healthcare.gov/
- North Dakota Association for the Disabled https://ndad.org/
- Early and Continuous Screening and Surveillance
Children and youth should be screened early and continuously.
- Right Track https://www.hhs.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/right-track-broch.pdf
- Early Intervention https://www.hhs.nd.gov/early-childhood-services/early-intervention
- Health Tracks https://www.hhs.nd.gov/healthcare/medicaid/health-tracks
- CDC’s Developmental Milestones https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html
- Easy to Use Services and Supports
Community-based services should be organized so families can use them easily.
- North Dakota Health and Human Services https://www.hhs.nd.gov/applyforhelp
- Family Voices of North Dakota https://fvnd.org/
- Pathfinders https://www.pathfinder-nd.org/
- FirstLink https://myfirstlink.org/
- Heartland Genetic Services https://www.heartlandcollaborative.org/for-families/genetics-services/
- Federation of Families https://www.ffcmh.org/
- Transition to Adult Health Care