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Family Voices of California
November 20, 2018

Announcements

SAVE THE DATE! 17th Annual FVCA Health Summit and Legislative Day
March 10-12, 2019 in Sacramento — Registration will be available soon. Learn more at http://www.familyvoicesofca.org/annual-health-summit/
FVCA is hiring a Family Engagement Manager to conduct statewide outreach, education, training, and activation of families around health policy issues. Located in San Francisco, or Sacramento. Full-time position with benefits package. Learn more and apply here.
Whole Child Model implementation postponed in Orange County
The Department of Health Care Services and CalOptima are postponing the implementation of the Whole Child Model in Orange County until "no sooner than July 1, 2019" to allow additional time for CalOptima to ensure it has an adequate CCS-paneled provider network. CCS-eligible members enrolled in CalOptima will continue to receive services for CCS-conditions through the county CCS program for now. The delay in implementation for CalOptima does not affect Partnership Health Plan’s scheduled implementation date, which remains January 1, 2019. Contact CCSredesign@dhcs.ca.gov with questions
Health Care Assistance for Fire Victims! 
The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) requires California health plans 
to assist victims of California Wildfires who are experiencing problems obtaining health care services by speeding up approvals for care, replacing lost prescriptions and ID cards, or quickly arranging health care at other facilities if a hospital or doctor’s office is not available due to the fires. CALL FOR ASSISTANCE AT: 1-888-466-2219.
Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national toll-free, multi-lingual, confidential, and free hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a crisis counselor. Brochures are available in English and Spanish. 

Legislative/Regulatory

Conferences

State of Reform Health Policy Conference: Bridging the Gap Between Health Care and Health Policy
Wednesday, November 28, San Diego, CA 
2019 Transition Age Youth Conference Scholarships available
Apply by November 30, 2018

Opportunities 

Join the Family Voices of California team! FVCA is seeking applicants for a Family Engagement Manager to conduct statewide outreach, education, training, and activation of families around health policy issues. Located in San Francisco, or Sacramento. Full-time position with benefits package. Learn more and apply here.
Scholarships to attend the 2019 AMCHP conference are available to youth leaders with disabilities. Apply for the Ryan Colburn Scholarship Award by November 27, 2018.  
Solano County is hiring a Public Health Nurse Manager for CCS and CHDP. Deadline to apply is 12/5 at 5:00 pm. Read job description here.

Workshops, Webinars, & Meetings

Workshops:
California Children's Services (CCS) Whole Child Model (WCM) Workshops
  • Redding (Eng): 11/28, 9am-10:30am; Register: 530-226-5129
  • Eureka (Eng/Span): 11/28, 6pm-8pm; Register: 707-445-6212
  • Crescent City (Eng/Span): 11/29, 6pm-8pm; Register: 707-464-0955
  • Santa Rosa (Span): 12/5, 9:30am-11:30am; Register: 415-884-3535
Flyers available in English and Spanish. Contact abarclay@familyvoicesofca.org or
1-888-387-0393 for information
.
Webinars:
Writing Instruction for Kids with Dysgraphia
Monday, November 26, 9:00 AM PST. Register here.
FVCA! Issues in IHSS, parent-provider issues, assessments, and EVV 
Wednesday, November 28, 12:00 PM PST. Register here
Strengthening Health Care Delivery Systems and the Role of Quality Measurement
Wednesday, November 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST. Register here
Early Childhood and Medicaid 101: The Tip of the Iceberg
Wednesday, November 28, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST. Register
here.  
NEADS Presents: Service Dogs for Tweens and Teens
Thursday, November 29, 3:00 PM PST. Register
here
The Role of Education Technology for Students with Disabilities 
Thursday, November 29, 8:00 AM PST. Register
here
Positive Parenting Strategies for Kids with Behavior Issues 
Monday, December 3, 9:00 AM PST. Register here
Medicaid Managed Long-term Services and Supports Programs
Tuesday, December 4, 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST. Register
here
ADHD and Immaturity
Monday, December 10, 9:00 AM PST. Register here
Meetings
California Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Town Hall Listening Session. Public Comment encouraged! 
Wednesday, December 5, 5:30 - 7:30 PM PST, Riverside, CA

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