September 01, 2015
Did you know that between 1976 and 2007, in the United States, flu-related deaths ranged from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people, and each year, more than 200,000 are hospitalized?
From SAMHSA: "The added value of social media is the conversation component. The two-way nature of social media is what makes it different from other communications channels."
July 16, 2015
The ACA requires that preventive health services that must be covered without cost-sharing.
A new brief from the Catalyst Center that clarifies the differences and similarities between TEFRA and Home- and Community-based Services waivers.
July 13, 2015
Created by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation and the Catalyst Center, these four plain language fact sheets explain specific provisions of the Affordable Care Act which benefit children and youth with special health care needs.
Public Comments due July 27!
As you no doubt know by now, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the King v. Burwell case on June 25. Here are some final thoughts on the ruling
June 25, 2015
Family Voices applauds today's Supreme Court ruling that upholds a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—that premium tax credits are available to offset the cost of health insurance regardless of whether a person signed up through the federal or a state exchange.
November 14, 2013
For families struggling to raise their children with healthy lifestyles, health recommendations often seem to be written in a vacuum—or it feels that way to the families trying to fit them into already full lives.
September 04, 2013
Learn the many different ways that you can become a member of Family Voices.
June 25, 2013
Family Voices the national nonprofit organization promoting family-centered health care for all children and youth with special health care needs or disabilities, announces the departure of its Executive Director, Dr. Lynn Pedraza, and the appointment of an interim leadership team for the organization.
September 07, 2012
National Family Voices announces the release of the Bright Futures Family Pocket Guide: Raising Healthy Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 2nd Edition. This small, fun, easy-to-use book is designed to help families support health and wellness for their children at every age.
August 01, 2012
What could bring a mother to leave behind her child with special needs in another state? To shed light on Eva Cameron’s dramatic actions and the complexities of the situation, Family Voices interviewed people within the organization’s network of affiliated, family-run agencies.
How does a mother leaving her daughter with special needs behind in another state indicate the need for more services? To explore this question, Family Voices interviewed both parents and representatives of the organization's network of State Affiliate Organizations and Family-to-Family Health Information Centers.
How does a mother leaving her daughter with special needs behind in another state indicate the need for more services? To shed light on Eva Cameron’s dramatic actions and the need for additional services and regulations this story reveals, Family Voices interviewed both parents and representatives of the organization's network of State Affiliate Organizations and Family-to-Family Health Information Centers.
February 28, 2012
This 2/24/2012 press release from the office of Senator Robert Menendez explains why the Senator's office is supporting continuation of funding for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers.