VanLandeghem K, Schor EL. 2012. New opportunities for integrating and improving health care for women, children, and their families. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund; Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 13 pp.
Annotation: This issue brief highlights the efforts of state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) programs and their partners in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, and Vermont to integrate public and private health care services for women and children with low incomes and their families. The brief outlines the roles and strategies of state agencies and shows how these programs have already begun to improve children's health and reduce health care costs. Topics include new opportunities for public-private partnerships; how state MCH programs can promote service integration; engaging key stakeholders, including families; building systems to service children with special health care needs; providing or paying for care coordination; developing standards and promoting quality; and lessons for other states.
Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Child health, Children with special health care needs, Colorado, Costs, Families, Financing, Florida, Health care systems, Health services, Low income groups, MCH programs, Ohio, Program coordination, Service coordination, State programs, Title V programs, Vermont, Women's health