CBC was designated as a Health Home Serving Children program in 2016 and offers 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.
To be effective, care coordination for children leverages the critical role of the family in helping a child attain and preserve good health. By utilizing the Family Network model of case conferencing for high-acuity children, the child’s direct supports are periodically assembled 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’s CMAs have an extraordinarily robust 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/foster care and juvenile justice interventions. Our providers also operate food pantries and help our families access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to address food instability. A number operate a range of supportive, affordable community housing for those who are homeless or housing unstable.
Many of CBC’s child-serving CMAs utilize youth and parent support staff. With their unique capacity to share knowledge gained via first-hand experience, these staff guide youth and parents as they access services and advocate for themselves.