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:
The Special Health Services Unit seeks to implement family centered, community-based systems of coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs. For more information click here.
Families should have access to adequate insurance and funding to pay for services they need. Below is a list of health and other financial coverage resources.
Community-based services should be organized so families can use them easily. Below is a list of community-based services for children with special health care needs.
- North Dakota Health and Human Services
- Family Voices of North Dakota
- Heartland Genetic Services
- Federation of Families
SHS coordinates an annual meeting with the Medical Advisory Council to seek programmatic input and guidance.