A new report entitled “Accelerating Child Health Care Transformation: Key Opportunities for Improving Pediatric Care” identifies opportunities to improve child health care services — beyond improvements in medical care.
This report, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recognizes that caregivers are a powerful force for supporting child health and life-long well-being.
Parent to Parent support is featured among the practical strategies highlighted to create partnerships between families and providers:
Incorporate peer-to-peer models, such as Parent to Parent, a national network that seeks to empower families of children with special health care needs by pairing and experienced family with a family that has a child who is newly diagnosed to share resources and provide support as they navigate the medical system.Center for Health Care Strategies. (2021) Accelerating Child Health Care Transformation: Key Opportunities for Improving Pediatric Care. https://www.chcs.org/resource/accelerating-child-health-care-transformation-key-opportunities-for-improving-pediatric-care/
Parent to Parent support is available at no cost to any parent who requests it. Through a one-to-one “match,” experienced Support Parents provide emotional support to families of individuals with special health care needs and assist them in finding information and resources. Use this map to locate the nearest Parent to Parent program and request a match.