The National Policy Center for Children With Special Health Care Needs was established through a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA, and DHHS. The work developed as part of this project, and expertise on CSHCN-related issues is maintained under the auspices of the WCHPC.
For the years it was funded, the National Policy Center for Children With Special Health Care Needs promoted comprehensive, family-centered systems of care for children with special health care needs and their families. To accomplish this mission, the Center:
Gathered and disseminated information for families, managed care organizations, state health departments, and policymakers to collaborate to improve systems of care for these children and their families,
Conducted policy research related to cost and financing of services for children with special health care needs,
Developed methods for evaluating integrated systems of care at the community level,
Provided support and information to family advocacy efforts, and
Provided monitoring and system-design tools to managed care organizations and state agencies concerned with this population.
The Center was a collaboration among faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Health Systems Research, Inc., and Family Voices.
To view products and publications produced by this Center, please visit the WCHPC's publications page.