Help Me Grow Orange County has received a grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health that will allow them to improve care coordination for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). The grant will run from April 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014.
The HMG OC proposal, titled “Orange County Care Coordination for Kids,” will assess CSHCN needs in the county and pilot test a process to identify, track and review cases of families of CSHCN to help connect them to services and increase communication between providers.
As part of the grant, HMG OC will also participate in an 18-month learning collaborative with three other awardees, each a California county. The California Community Care Coordination Collaborative will provide a structured opportunity for funded coalitions to learn from one another, identify areas of shared need, discuss emerging challenges, and connect with others engaged in improving care coordination for CSHCN.
HMG OC is ecstatic to be a lead agency for the project and hopes to lay the groundwork for ongoing care coordination for CSHCN beyond the grant period.
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