Online Program

Children with Special Health Care Needs Oral Session

Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This session describes experiences, effects, and strategies to improve access to health care services for children with special health care needs, care coordination and continuum of choice; innovative models in pediatric palliative care; and therapies for preschool-aged children with autistic spectrum disorder. Additionally, policies, processes, and obstacles for transition from pediatric to adult care for individuals with special health care needs also are discussed.
Session Objectives: Define strategies to improve health care service delivery for CSHCN that consider access along a continuum of choice Assess the cost, satisfaction, and policy implications of California's pediatric palliative care waiver program Describe patterns of treatment among pre-school aged children with autism spectrum disorder Discuss the challenges of transitioning patients from pediatric to adult healthcare settings
Jennifer Marshall, PhD, MPH and Cynthia Cassell, PhD

Challenges to Transitioning Patients from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare   
Caren Steinway, MSW, MPH, Symme Trachtenberg, MSW, LSW, Adam Greenberg, CRNP and Sophia Jan, MD, MHSP

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Disability

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)