- Since 2000, the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Screener (CS) has been widely used nationally, by states, and locally as a standardized and brief survey-based method to identify populations of children who experience chronic physical, mental, behavioral, or other conditions and who also require types and amounts of health and related services beyond those routinely used by children. Common questions about the CS include those related to its development and uses; its conceptual framework and potential for under- or overidentification; its ability to stratify CSHCN by complexity of service needs and daily life impacts; and its potential application in clinical settings and comparisons with other identification approaches.
- The importance of the medical home for children has been demonstrated but has not been examined comprehensively for adolescents. Adolescence is a unique period of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes when many mental disorders first emerge; thus, receiving care within a medical home could improve well-being. This study examines rates of medical home attainment and its components for adolescents and subgroups, including those with mental health conditions.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics and other organizations recommend several screening tests as part of preventive care. The proportion of children who are appropriately screened and who receive follow-up care is low.
- Parent/consumer–reported data is valuable and necessary for population-based assessment of many key child health and health care quality measures relevant to both the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 2009 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).
- Family-centered care (FCC) has received widespread endorsement for use in care in the United States. In this study, we conducted a systematic review of evidence for FCC focusing specifically on family-provider partnership as the activity that constitutes FCC.
- Family-provider partnerships and satisfaction with services together are one of the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) 6 core outcomes for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and are tracked using the 2005–2006 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Our objectives were to examine demographic, health, and other correlates/associations, with the perception of family-provider partnership and satisfaction with care; determine the associations between these perceptions and other child/family outcomes; and evaluate differences in the perception of partnership and satisfaction between the families of CSHCN and other children.