Catalyst Center Monthly Update
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New Infographics!

The Catalyst Center has added three new one-page infographics to our series exploring key focus areas in the world of health care financing and coverage for CYSHCN. These one-pagers are a visually appealing and easy way for you to share information about the system of care for CYSHCN with stakeholders. Resources for further information about leveraging partnerships for CYSHCN are listed at the bottom of each infographic.

The most recent infographics address:
The Catalyst Center at the AMCHP 2019 Annual Conference

On Sunday March 10th, from 1-2 pm, the Catalyst Center is offering a workshop titled " Seeing Is Believing: An Infographic Series on the Fundamentals of Financing the System of Care for CYSHCN. "

We will share the rationale for the infographic series, review the key content in each infographic, and explore how they can be used to communicate effectively with various stakeholders. The goal of this session is to support growing the financial literacy of families and the MCHB workforce, and encourage sharing financing knowledge through effective communication tools such as infographics. Workshop attendees will receive a USB drive containing the complete infographic series for immediate use. 

We hope to see you there!
In Memory of....
Remembering Rob Restuccia

It is with great sadness that Catalyst Center staff note the passing of Rob Restuccia, executive director of the national health care advocacy organization Community Catalyst.

Restuccia, who died at age 69 of pancreatic cancer, was a central figure in the consumer-led health advocacy movement, which has made access to health care possible for millions of people across the U.S.
News you can use...
Family Voices Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 Family Voices Leadership Conference. The conference will be held May 8-10, in Washington, DC. This year's theme is Families as Partners Shaping Systems Change.

This conference provides an opportunity for attendees to learn from each other, share resources and expertise, explore ways to improve supports to families, learn new strategies for managing nonprofits, and to increase capacity for families to partner in systems change.
New AMCHP Resources: e-learning modules, case studies, & tip sheets

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs recently released more than 10 new resources to be used alongside the National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs that strive to serve the nation’s 14.2 million children and youth with special health care needs. These new resources were created to fit the expansive learning needs of all stakeholders, falling into three, easy-to-navigate formats: e-learning modules, case studies, and tip sheets.
In case you missed it...
Recorded Webinar: A New Approach to Assessing Family Engagement in Health Care Systems
A recent issue brief from Family Voices, A Framework for Assessing Family Engagement in Systems Change , proposes four domains of family engagement on the systems level – representation, transparency, impact and commitment.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health created a webinar to help stakeholders learn more about this framework, through exploring models of success and discussing common barriers to incorporating meaningful family engagement in systems-level initiatives.      

This project (U1TMC31757) is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $500,000, with no financing by nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government; HRSA Project Officer Sarah Beth McLellan. 
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