Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Funded Through FY 2017
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced $5 million in new and continuing competitive grant awards to support Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs) in every state and the District of Columbia.
This is great news for families of children and youth with special health care needs, who seek assistance and training from such centers in navigating services, identifying and applying for financing programs, and partnering in decision-making with their child’s providers. In FY 2014 F2Fs provided information, assistance, and training to approximately 1.1 million families and 400 thousand professionals. The Family Voices National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships (NCFPP) supports the network of F2Fs and other family leaders in increasing the capacity of families, Title V, and others to partner in implementing ACA; strengthening the primary care workforce through family/professional learning opportunities; and improving access to quality care through innovation in family-centered care, cultural & linguistic competence, and shared decision-making.
Learn more about F2Fs on the NCFPP website.