Systems of Care for CYSHCN

Communities for Kids

We would like to invite you to join us for our "Systems of Care for CYSHCN" tour.

The purpose of the meeting is to engage agencies, organizations and stakeholders serving children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) in developing a state plan that applies the National Standards for Systems of Care for CYSHCN within Kansas to strengthen collaboration, support systems integration and improve service delivery for CYSHCN.

To foster action within states to improve the quality of systems of care for CYSHCN, in 2013 the Lucille Packard Foundation supported the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs to convene a workgroup of national and state leaders―representing state Title V CYSHCN programs, health plans, Medicaid and CHIP agencies, pediatric providers, children’s hospitals, insurers, health services researchers, families/consumers, and others― to develop a set of structure and process standards that together represent the necessary components of a comprehensive, quality system of care for CYSHCN. Based on existing standards work and discussions in several national expert meetings, the workgroup agreed upon a set of standards called The National Standards for Systems of Care for CYSHCN.

These standards are based on a comprehensive review of the literature, key informant interviews, case studies of standards for CYSHCN currently in use in Title V, Medicaid and health plans within selected states and consensus from the national work group. A detailed description of how the national standards were developed available by clicking here or visiting Charts FINAL.pdf.

We will be traveling to six (6) communities across Kansas to learn from families, community partners and providers, health providers, and member of the community interested in serving CYSHCN and their families.

All meetings are from 1 3 pm. Pre-registration is required for these meetings as space is limited.





February 24


Ramada Hotel & Convention Center
Madison Ballroom
420 SE 6th St., Topeka, KS

March 9


WSU Rhatigan Student Center
Room 264 Spencer
1845 Fairmount St, Wichita KS

March 23


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
4011 Parkview Dr, Pittsburg, KS

March 31


Courtyard by Marriott
3020 Riffel Drive, Salina, KS

April 18


Midwest Energy Inc.
916 Sheridan St., Hoxie, KS

April 19

Garden City

Sleep Inn & Suites
1931 East Kansas Plaza, Garden City, KS

Participants are encouraged to review the archived presentation regarding the Kansas Systems Integration efforts for more information about what will be discussed during these meetings. Click here for the presentation.