Massachusetts Family Voices is a state chapter of Family Voices, a national grassroots organization of families, friends and professional partners brought together by a common concern for children and youth with special health care needs. We support families with children and youth with special health care needs by: ♥ Providing a forum for families to connect and share information and resouces ♥ Advocating for improved systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs ♥ Developing opportunities to partner with health care professionals
Workshops Making Sense of Healthcare Financing ♥ The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid/Masshealth ♥ Pathways to eligibility for Masshealth/ Commonhealth ♥ How to Apply for Masshealth/ Commonhealth ♥ Masshealth Application ♥ Child Disability Supplement ♥ Accessing Benefits and Services ♥ Explaining Associated Costs ♥ Premium Assistance For parents of children ages 0-19
Roadmap to CBHI: How to Apply for Masshealth and Access Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative Services ♥ Masshealth application process ♥ How to leverage Masshealth to access CBHI services ♥ Description of all CBHI services For parents of children ages 3-21
Federation for Children with Special Needs The Schrafft Center 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3 Boston, MA 02129 1-800-331-0688, ext. 301 www.fcsn.org/mfv Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Grant # H84MC08005 to Massachusetts Family Voices @ the Federation for Children with Special Needs.
Families helping families access and advocate for quality health care for their children with special needs Massachusetts Family Voices is a project of the
FEDERATION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
GOALS The goal of Massachusetts Family Voices is to assist families in making informed choices about care for their children and youth with special health care needs so they will be: ♥ More knowledgeable about health care services and supports ♥ Better able to access services and supports ♥ More satisfied with the services their child and families receives ♥ More effective partners in decisionmaking with health care providers, other providers, systems of care, and with policy makers ♥ Better advocates
Call us at 1-800-331-0688
SERVICES ♥ Provides assistance with health care, public benefits and other health care financing options ♥ Provides referrals to programs designed to help children and youth with special health needs remain in the community ♥ Provides additional resources as requested ♥ Maintains a website with events, resources and other announcements ♥ Conducts workshops about public benefits ♥ Partners with organizations throughout the state to create opportunities for parent/professional partnerships ♥ Collaborates with others to address barriers to health care and participates in opportunities to improve systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs
SUPPORTS Massachusetts Family Voices also: ♥ Hosts an annual Joining Voices Conference - a day of networking and learning for families with children and youth with special health needs ♥ Hosts Webinars about health care services and supports so families have alternative learning opportunities ♥ Runs a Statewide Listserv where families with children and youth with special health care needs and their professional partners can share information and resources, ask questions and learn from each other’s collective expertise.
Visit us on the web at www.fcsn.org/mfv