Our partner, the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program at the Mississippi State Department of Health, shared this funding announcement:
“The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program announces the availability of funds for the CYSHCN Cares 2, a care-coordination learning collaborative. The purpose of this award is to optimize the quality of life for CYSHCN by aligning medical/dental homes and community support services.
Awardees will be granted $100,000 which covers the period of August 15, 2020, through June 30, 2021. Please complete the attached application and return by mail or fax on or before July 30, 2020. Attached is a Word version of the application for your convenience. Awarded healthcare systems will be notified on August 6, 2020.
Our staff is looking forward to speaking with you/your designee and receiving your application. Please feel free to share this notice with other primary care practices in Mississippi serving CYSHCN. If there are any questions, please contact me or Dornette Thompson at 601-576-7281.”
You can download the application (a Microsoft Word document) here: CYSHCN Cares 2 Application
Families as Allies encourages any primary health care provider or group to consider this opportunity. We know from families that they want their children to receive mental health support in the same place they get their physical health care. This is a great way to make that happen. We thank Ms. Augusta Bilbro, MSDH CYSHCN Program Director for sharing this announcement and for her ongoing partnership with Families as Allies.