CA Children’s Services and the Whole Child Model
Questions about the Whole Child Model?
Contact Ali Barclay, Whole Child Model Project Manager
Whole Child Model Phoneline (Toll Free): 888-387-0393
Family Voices of CA is excited to announce a new partnership with the CA Department of Health Care Services to support Family Resource Centers and the families they serve who are in the CA Children’s Services (CCS) counties that are transitioning to the Whole Child Model (WCM) program. In the coming months, we will be working with the Managed Care Health Plans, Family Advisory Committees, Family Resource Centers, and families in the Whole Child Model counties to develop training and educational materials that address concerns about the changes. Are you a family member, professional, or community member with input about the needs of the families in these counties?
Please contact Ali Barclay to provide your input (contact information above).
Contact Your Health Plan!
Have questions about keeping your child’s CCS provider or services?
Wondering about what might change with the Whole Child Model? Contact your health plan!
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The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has developed a “Whole-Child Model” (WCM) to be implemented in specified counties. The WCM is an organized delivery system that will provide comprehensive, coordinated services for children and youth with special health care needs through enhanced partnerships with County Organized Health System health plans and up to four Two Plan model managed care plans. This approach is consistent with the primary goals of providing comprehensive treatment and focusing on the whole-child including the child’s full range of needs rather than only on the CCS health condition. The CCS Advisory Group (AG) will continue with DHCS’s commitment to engage stakeholders in improving the delivery of health care to CCS children and their families. The AG will provide important information in guiding DHCS through preparation and implementation phases of the Whole-Child Model. The AG meets quarterly in Sacramento and consists of individuals with expertise in both the CCS program and care for children and youth with special health care needs.
More Whole Child Model Resources:
Senate Bill 586
DHCS Whole Child Model Webpage.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Whole Child Model
Counties Transitioning to the Whole Child Model