January 08, 2016

2015 Symposium: Designing Systems That Work for Children with Complex Health Care Needs

From the website of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.

Family Leaders at the 2015 Symposium for Children's HealthChildren with complex health care needs are a sentinel population for shortcomings in the organization and financing of children’s health care in the U.S. This invitational symposium identified and discussed issues within the general child health care system that have particular salience for the care of children with complex health problems. It provided a forum to learn from those making progress on these issues as well as those working in adult health care and health policy. Participants engaged in dialogue to identify solutions to the issues, make recommendations for adoptions of those solutions in practice, programs, and policy.


Monday, December 7, from 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 120
Washington, D.C. 20418

Speakers: see the list of speakers.


  • National health care policy and children with health complexity
  • Risk assessment and tiered care
  • Care planning and coordination
  • Supporting self-management
  • Models of co-management and team care
  • Cost, financing and payment for complex care

See the detailed agenda and slides from the presentations.

Watch the webcast.

The meeting was sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, whose goal is to improve systems of care for children with special health care needs, in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health.