CBC Health Home Serving Children program was designated in 2016. We offer care coordination services for children with serious emotional disturbances and/or health care needs.
Our approach to care coordination services starts with a specially designed care plan that addresses the unique needs of each child and his or her family, including transitions between child-serving agencies. CBC has designed its Children’s Initiative around four key components:
To be effective, care coordination for children leverages the critical role of the family in helping a child attain good health and remain healthy. We utilize the Family Network model of case conferencing for high acuity children, which periodically brings the support unit together in a structured manner.
Inclusive Care Management
Inclusive Care Management addresses all of a child’s service, educational and developmental needs. Care management teams are inclusive of children and families, and are dynamically composed to reflect the age and needs of the child.
Citywide, comprehensive child-serving network
CBC has an extraordinarily rich service network for children that offers specialized medical care, home care for complex children, and much more. Children and families with a variety of needs are well-served throughout the five boroughs at programs offering pediatric medical care, mental health treatment, developmental disability services, HIV/AIDS care, family preventive services and foster care, and juvenile justice interventions. Our providers also operate food pantries and help our families access SNAP benefits to address food instability. A number operate a range of supportive, affordable community housing for those who are homeless or housing unstable.
Self advocacy/empowerment focus
Many CBC child-serving agencies utilize youth and parent support staff. With their unique capacity to share knowledge gained via first-hand experience, advocates guide youth and parents in accessing services, as well as advocate on their behalf.