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. This tour is the second round of regional meetings, with a distinct focus on Access to Health Care and Eligibility and Enrollment for services utilized by the CYSHCN population.

All meetings are from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not necessary, as space is limited.





August 25


Lawrence Hotel and Convention Center
200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS

August 31


Alliance Room (City of Chanute)
101 S. Lincoln Ave, Memorial Building, Chanute, KS

September 8


Hutchinson Community College, Blue Dragon Room
1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS

September 14


Concordia Chamber of Commerce
606 Washington St, Concordia, KS

September 28

Garden City

Heritage Hotel & Suites
1212 Stone Creek Dr., Garden City, KS

September 29


City Limits Convention Center
2227 S. Range Ave, Colby, 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.