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Desired Outcome:   All youth with special health care needs (YSHCN) receive the services necessary to transition to all aspects of adulthood, including adult health care, employment and independence.

 

 

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For the first time in this country there is a generation of youth with special health care needs, chronic health conditions and disabilities who have survived beyond their diagnosis / prognosis. For success in the classroom, in the community and on the job, young people with special health care needs must optimize their health potential. This requires an understanding of their health needs and involvement in their health care decision making. Access to quality care as youth become adults will require transition from child centered to an adult oriented systems of care.

In response to these issues the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Division of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs (MCHB/DSCSHN) www.mchb.hrsa.gov has funded the development and demonstration of model Healthy & Ready to Work (HRTW) state programs focused on of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

Bonnie Strickland, PhD, Director, MCHB Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs (DSCSHN), HHS/HRSA

Lynda Honberg, Project Officer, HRSA/MCHB, Integrated Services Branch (ISB), Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs (DSCSHN)

 

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The HRTW Center is headquartered at the Maine State Title V CSHN Program. Activities are coordinated through the Maine Support Network's Center for Self-Determination, Health and Policy. The Center is funded through a cooperative agreement (U39MC06899-01-00) from the Integrated Services Branch, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs (DSCSHN) in the Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Lynda Honberg, HRSA/MCHB Project Officer.