MI F2F is part of a federal project. We share information and resources on disability and health issues with families of children and youth with special health care needs. We also work with health and other professionals. We help families make decisions that are good for them. We support and help families work with their doctors and other professionals. We want to make services for children and youth with special health care needs better.
Family-centered care. The families’ wants and needs are valued. It is directed by what is best for each child and family.
Partnerships. Relationships are built on trust and respect for each other. Doctors and families make decisions together in order to provide the best care.
Quality, access, affordability and acceptability. Children with special needs deserve doctors who provide quality care. In addition, that healthcare should be affordable and available at a place the family can get to. The doctors should respect the family’s and community’s values, practices and traditions.
Health systems that work for families and children. The doctors and hospitals make sure that their policies are good for families. Care should be delivered in a way that make all families feel comfortable. Everyone receives quality care no matter what.
Informed families/strong communities. Families who have the knowledge to help their child are better at making sure their child grows up happy and healthy in their own neighborhood.
Self-advocacy/empowerment. When given good information and support, young people with disabilities can make choices and advocate for themselves.
Project Identifier Information
Grant Number H84MC26214
Project Title: Family Professional Partnerships/CSHCN
Organization Name: Michigan Public Health Institute
Mailing Address: 2436 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864
Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI)
MPHI is a non-profit institute dedicated to improving public health through collaboration and the use of state-of-the-art community health practices. For more information, visit the MPHI website at www.mphi.org.