CT Family to Family Health Information Center
What Are Family-to-Family Health Information Centers?
Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) are family-staffed organizations that assist families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them. All F2F HICs have a strong commitment to, and expertise about, children with special health care needs. PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of CT (PATH/FVCT) is staffed by family members who have first-hand experience and training in navigating complex healthcare services and programs. Our team understands the issues that families face and are well qualified to help families make informed decisions.
What Does PATH/FVCT Family-to-Family Health Information Center Do?
Our program reflects the needs of the community and state we serve. We collaborate with other F2F HICs, family groups, and professionals to improve services for children and youth with special healthcare needs.
- Assistance to families and professionals in navigating health care systems
- Education, training, support, and referral services
- Guidance in understanding special education evaluations and Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for children
- Advice on health care programs and policy
- Outreach to underserved/underrepresented populations
- Evaluation and outcome assessment
How Have PATH/FVCT Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Made a Difference?
In 2017, F2F HICs served more than one million families and 350 thousand professionals. Our organization, PATH/FVCT, has served more than 90,000 families and professionals since 2011, and that number continues to grow.
How Is PATH/FVCT Family-to-Family Health Information Center Funded?
Federal funds are awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) through a competitive grant process.
CONTACT THE HEALTH INFORMATION SPECIALIST IN YOUR AREA
Kevin Daly – Statewide Educational Advocate firstname.lastname@example.org
Marni McNiff – Health Information Specialist, Western Region email@example.com
Nicole Oswald – North/Northeast Region firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Romblad – Parent to Parent Program Coordinator email@example.com
Jennifer Thompson – South/Southeastern Parent to Parent Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Give us a call or send us an email!!!
Additional Health Resources:
The Catalyst Center is a national center dedicated to improving health care coverage and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).
The Catalyst Center is dedicated to improving health care coverage and financing for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). We are funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services. Our primary offices are located within the Health and Disability Working Group at the Boston University School of Public Health.
The Catalyst Center works with a broad range of partners to:
- Expand health insurance coverage of CYSHCN across the country;
- Close the gaps faced by underinsured families;
- Develop and disseminate innovative financing strategies at the community, state, and national levels;
- Enhance knowledge and collaboration among stakeholder groups around coverage and financing issues.
Click on the following links for some helpful health resource documents which you can download and print and/or save.