Family Voices of California
November, 2022

What's New?



    Monday, March 6 – Tuesday, March 7, 2023
                                 Registration will be available in January 2023
Families spoke and we listened! Families responding to our recent survey indicated they were more likely to be able to attend a virtual event so we are shifting our 2023 Health Summit to ONLINE ONLY to make the event more accessible to more families, speakers, and stakeholders from throughout the state. We look forward to seeing you VIRTUALLY at our annual Health Summit in March 2023! While we regret we will not be able to convene in person, we look forward to offering rich, interactive content through plenary and breakout sessions. Below is a sneak peek at the topics we are planning.

Monday, March 6, 2023 12:00pm-5:00pm
• Behavioral Health and CYSHCN: Challenges and Opportunities 
• Medi-Cal/CalAIM changes for CYSHCN in 2023
• Impact of PHE unwinding for CYSHCN and their families
• Youth/Young Adult panel on lived experience and transition

Tuesday, March 7, 2023  8:30am-1:30pm
• CA Children’s Services and the Whole Child Model updates/evaluation report
• Recovering from the pandemic from a parent perspective
• Telehealth and access to care for CYSHCN 
• Partnering with Your Regional Center Service Coordinator to meet your child needs 
• Dental Care and access to care for CYSHCN
• Climate change effect on CYSHCN

                Watch your inbox for an invitation to register in January!

Webinars & Meetings

November 21, 12PM: Webinar “CalAIM Behavioral Health Workgroup Meeting” the CA Department of Health Care Services will host a virtual stakeholder meeting on the CalAIM Behavioral Health Workgroup Demonstration concept paper. Register Here
November 29, 2PM: Meeting- CA Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) stakeholder meeting Register Here
November 30, 1:30PM: DDS "Quality Incentive Program Workgroup" virtual meeting Register Here
November 30, 1PM: Webinar SPAN REAL Transition Partners: "How do I get the job I want?" Discussion on ideas to help you figure out what kind of job you want, things to consider before starting a job, search, and tools to help you complete applications, and preparing for interviews. Register Here 

December 1, 1PM: Webinar “Emergency Preparedness: What’s The Plan?” The Association of Regional Center Agencies will talk about what kind of emergencies Californians face, how to plan for them, and steps you should take before, during, and after an emergency. Register Here
December 7, 10AM: Webinar “Health Systems Strategies that Prioritize Children with Health Complexity” This Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health webinar will describe how health systems can identify children with health complexity and provide actionable strategies and models to improve services and supports for families. Register Here
Opportunity: "Share your voice" The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is partnering with the State Council for Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) and UC Davis to learn more about adults and children who are eligible for services through the regional center system but are not using those services. If interested Click Here
Opportunity: Family Voices (national) seeks 8 diverse multilingual people to participate in the project advisory committee (PAC) a new project to Promote Equitable Access to Language Services (PEALS) for families of children with special health care needs. PAC members receive $300 for each meeting. Apply Here by November 30, 2022.  

Opportunity: California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) seeks diverse family members for a statewide NICU Family Council. CPQCC is offering $2,500 to family members who join the council for a period of two years. Apply Here by December 9, 2022

Check out the latest California Department of Health Care Services Stakeholder Newsletter for updates on topics such as Medi-Cal premium refunds, hearing aid coverage for children, and upcoming Cal-AIM and Medi-Cal Dental stakeholder meetings 

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