Catalyst Center Awarded 5-Year Cooperative Agreement to Advance Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
The five-year cooperative agreement is part of an initiative titled Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). The initiative's goal is to improve the health and well-being of CYSHCN and their families by establishing a network of centers that focus on three core health system components: access to the patient/family centered medical home, transition into adult health care systems, and the Catalyst Center's focus: adoption of health care financing models that improve care and outcomes while achieving cost savings. The three centers within the network will collaborate to support state Title V programs, family leadership organizations, health care providers and other stakeholders.
Since 2005 the Catalyst Center has focused on how health care coverage for CYSHCN is financed across the country and provided technical assistance and expertise to state agencies and other stakeholders.This latest cooperative agreement is the fourth competitive round of funding awarded to the Catalyst Center project team by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)