Saturday, August 22, 2015

CARE Parent Network September 2015 Bulletin

From CARE Parent Network

What is Care Parent Network?

We are the Family Resource Center for families of children with special in Contra Costa County. We provide information, referral, resources, training opportunities and family support.


Your Voice Counts

Your action is needed in two areas:
1. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking input on the plan to have Medi-Cal Managed Care take on the responsibility of serving children who are now served by California Children’s Services. There are many groups around the state that have concerns and would like DHCS to PLEASE extend the CCS Carve Out until there is data to show that CA Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans are ready and that DHCS is ready to monitor them. Children with special health care needs must continue to have protections and access to specialty care so they come to no harm.

* Go to: http://www.familyvoicesofca.org/your-voice-counts-dhcs-input-needed/ to give your input

2. The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Service Act provides for services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and those services have been underfunded for such a long time that many service providers are closing their doors.

* Let your State Legislator know that: a) service providers need a one time 10% increase to help stop the decline; 2) the legislature needs to reform the funding rates to adequate levels; and 3) until the system funding reform is in place, provide an annual 5% increase. Go to: http:// www.capwiz.com/thearc/ca/issues/alert/?alertid=66721626&type=ST and enter your zipcode.

Bulletin (English) HERE.

Bulletin (Spanish) HERE.
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