How can primary care physicians and other health care providers help families get the best care and services for young children with special health care needs (CSHCN)? They'll find the answers in this concise resource, a one-of-a-kind field guide to all the critical issues, policies, and practices affecting medical care for CSHCN from birth to age 5.
Blending knowledge gained from the cutting-edge research of nationally prominent scholars with the real-world experiences of front-line authorities such as parents, primary care physicians, and specialists, this book helps readers
create efficient and consistent medical homes that are truly responsive to the needs of children and families
build productive advocacy partnerships to bring about necessary changes in policy and programs
understand what parents experience as they learn to navigate the complex health care system, adapt to family life with their child, and pinpoint the socio-cultural biasesthey may have to contend with
grasp the complexities of insurance, financing, and other resource-related programs for CSHCN
Ideal for anyone who directly assists or works with families of CSHCN, this book will help providers effectively manage the health care system and optimize care for children with any kind of special health care needs.