Parents with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) experience a complex system of uncoordinated services.
The Granville Vance District Health Department received a three year grant opportunity that focuses on bringing together key community stakeholders to work on systems that impact families with children and youth with special health care needs from birth to 21 years of age. Innovative Approaches is a community-led, family driven initiative. Currently, there is a Steering Committee with over 20 participants, including 15 parents with children and youth with special health care needs and growing workgroups.
Innovative Approaches has 5 goals based on the national Maternal and Child Health Bureau performance measures:
Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) are defined by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) as:
“…those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.”
Some examples include:
And Many More
Join the Innovative Approaches Steering Committee or Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The committee is a group of people from community organizations, providers, school personnel, and families who have children with special health care needs. Meetings take place every month. Contact La’Shanda Daniels if you would like to join.
For more information, please contact:
La’Shanda M. Daniels, BSW, MS
Innovative Approaches Coordinator
Phone: (252) 492-7915 ext 248