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Improving Systems of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs

October 2012

David Alexander, President and CEO, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Edward L. Schor, Senior Vice President, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health

When children with chronic conditions are acutely ill, they generally receive high-quality, comprehensive medical care. Once the acute stage has passed, however, families typically find that ongoing care for a child with complex needs involves a series of discontinuous, uncoordinated, and costly services and programs. The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, based in Palo Alto, California, has begun to address these issues as part of its mission to increase the quality and accessibility of health care for children.


PDF Format Views from the Field: 10-22-12 (Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health)