ABOUT US

Mission

FVCA is a statewide collaborative of parent-run centers working to ensure quality health care for children and youth with special health care needs.

FVCA builds the capacity of parent centers throughout California to provide families with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about the health care of their children. FVCA provides information and a forum for parent centers and families to advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships between professionals and families, and serves as a vital resource on health care.

Vision

The voice of families
the vision of quality health care
the future for children and youth with special health care needs

History

FVCA was established through the linkage of Family Voices National* and the Family Resource Centers Network of California*.

Funding

FVCA is a family-to-family health information center and operates under the auspices of the grant #H84MC07943 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs).

More Information

*Family Voices National is a national network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs.

*Family Resource Centers and Networks of CA were formally established in 1997 when the CA Legislature authorized a statewide system of 52 parent run Family Resource Centers in recognition that family-oriented and parent-to-parent support services are a key aspect in early intervention for children with disabilities.

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