Ease of Use of Services for Latino Families with CSHCN: Lessons from an Action Learning Collaborative in New Mexico and Rhode Island
When: Friday, May 17, 2013
Time: 1 pm to 2 pm EST
About the Webinar:
Data from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (2009-10) indicates that Latino families with CSHCN are less likely than their non-Latino counterparts to find services easy to use and often have unmet health care needs. For parents with limited English proficiency, barriers to services becomes even greater. In response to these issues, the National Center for Ease of Use of Community-Based Services and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs partnered to develop an Action Learning Collaborative to increase awareness and knowledge of ease of use issues for Latino families and the essential role the Title V CSHCN community plays in implementation.
In this third webinar, presenters from New Mexico and Rhode Island will describe their Action Learning Collaborative-related activities. New Mexico has focused on making services easier to use for Latino children with metabolic disorders and diabetes. Rhode Island identified and trained Parent Navigators to work in schools to help Latino families with CSHCN access resources.
**Susan Chacon is the Children’s Medical Services Statewide Program Manager and the CYSHCN Director for New Mexico’s Title V Program.
**Geraldine McPhee is the Family Engagement Coordinator for the Rhode Island Parent Information Network
**Deborah Garneau is the Chief of the Office of Special Health Care Needs at the RI Department of Health.
For more information, please email Jackie Bialo at Jacquelyn.Bialo@umb.edu> or visit www.communitybasedservices.org.
***Funding for this webinar was provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.