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:

Family-Focused Care

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.


These four key components help to ensure that children and their families are connected to the appropriate treatment and/or community provider to access resources as early as possible. Families receive assistance and training to support their child’s health goals, with a focus on preventative measures to improve long-term health outcomes.