Improving Nutritional Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs: The Work of the CSHCN Program Yuchi Yang, MS, RD, CD Nutrition Consultant CSHCN Program Washington State Department of Health May 9, 2005 MCH Core Public Health Services Direct Medical Services Enabling Services
Yuchi Yang, MS, RD, CD
Washington State Department of Health
May 9, 2005
Direct Medical Services
Population Based Services
Infrastructure Building Services
Secretary Administrative -- WISE
Stacey De Fries
Civillia Winslow Hill
Budget & Contracts
95%CI: ± 0.11%
95%CI: ± 0.52%
Source: National (n=372,174) & WA (n=6629) Screener files.
“Children with special health care needs are those who have or are at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions and who require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.”
…Maternal & Child Health Bureau
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Children with Disabilities. Care coordination: Integrating health and related systems of care for children with special health care needs. Pediatrics 1999;104(4): 978-981.
Time Spent Providing, Arranging, or
Coordinating Care for CSHCN, per week
Call your local health department or the ASK Line (Answers for Special Kids Resource Line) through Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies 1-800-322-2588 to help families access needed services for their child, such as medical care and other interventions.
Care Coordination for WA CSHCN
MAA home page http://maa.dshs.wa.gov
Clients receive formula from pharmacies with Dr’s prescription without prior authorization.
(Revised edition will be on-line soon. Please visit CSHCN home web page)