Children and Youth with Special Health Needs
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Resources: Financial and Other Information about a range of potential resources and funding sources to help families, providers and others working with children and youth with special health needs or disabilities.
Diseases and Conditions Information and links to materials and web sites for various health conditions.
Data / Reports Minnesota based data related to children and youth with special needs. Policy discussions on topics such a managed care, consideration of the differences between children and adults in health care and more.
Medical Home Practical information and links for primary care physicians designed to assist in providing high quality primary health care for children and youth with special health needs.
Newborn Screening: After Diagnosis Children and Youth with Special Health Needs has designed the “Next Steps” information connection as a resource after a child has been diagnosed with a rare medical condition.
Early Childhood Intervention Interagency family centered programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities, ages birth to five and their families.
Youth and Young Adults All youth with special health care needs should receive services necessary to make transitions to all aspects of adult life, including adult health care, work and independence.
Emergency Planning Emergencies or disasters are difficult for most families, but for those with special needs, the ability to manage can become more difficult. Planning is critical in minimizing the effects of disasters and emergencies. Resources and links to assist families in preparing and reacting to disasters and emergencies.
Links Other site web sites of possible interest related to children and youth with special health needs.
Program Information Title V of the Social Security Act (Maternal and Children Health Block Grant) is one of the largest Federal block grant programs. Links to the Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN) programmatic / organizational guidance materials.