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Submitted comments, testimony, presentations, and letters of support related to our work on Foster Care.

 
 

Submitted Comments on Foster Care Coordination

  • Comments, California Health Information Exchange “Strategic and Operational Plan, June 2012”
    on August 09, 2012

    Download TCP's comments  on California's HIE Strategic and Operational Plan, submitted August 9, 2012

  • Comments, Improving Outcomes for Disconnected Youth RFI
    on July 05, 2012
    Read the official comments to the U.S. Department of Education on improving outcomes for disconnected youth.
  • Formal Comments on SACWIS Regulations.
    on October 21, 2010

    Download submitted comments  to the Administration on Children and Families concerning the redesign of requirements for Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (a comprehensive automated case management tool that supports social workers' foster care and adoptions assistance case management practice).

Presentations on Foster Care Coordination

  • Improving Health Outcomes for Children in Foster Care: The Ventura County Foster Health Link Project
    on March 20, 2014



    Ginny Puddefoot, Director, Health IT Inititatives for Youth
    Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation

    Download the slides from the presentation here

  • Innovations in HIE for Special Populations - Foster Care
    on January 14, 2014

    Beth Morrow webinar presentation for California Health Equality (CHeQ) on an innovative HIE project funded through CHeQ’s HIE Acceleration Awards. The Demonstration Project, Ventura County Foster Health Link, explored technology and policy issues and pushed HIE to new areas to meet care coordination needs and improve health for Californians, particularly those in foster care.

    Download the webinar slides from the presentation here

  • Expanding the Use of a Personal Health Record (PHR) System to California’s Foster Care Population
    on March 06, 2013

    Ginny Puddefoot, , Director of HIT Initiatives for Vulnerable Youth 

    California Child Welfare Council
    Data Linkage and Information Sharing Committee
    San Francisco, CA

    Download the presentation here. (pdf)

  • Expanding the Use of a Personal Health Record (PHR) System to California’s Foster Care Population
    on November 02, 2012

    Ginny Puddefoot presented at the state Health Information Exchange (HIE) Summit; highlighting the public/private collaborative effort led by TCP to develop a Strategic Plan to implement the state’s “Audacious Goal” to provide every child in foster care with a PHR within five years. 

    Downoad the Power Point presentation here

  • Improving Outcomes for Children in Foster Care: The Role of Electronic Information Exchange
    on September 19, 2012

    Ginny Puddefoot presented with Barry Zimmerman, Director of Ventura County Human Services Agency, to the California Child Welfare Council’s Information Sharing and Data Exchange Committee; highlighting TCP’s work on HIT and Care Coordination and the proposed Ventura County Foster Health Link Project.

    Download the Power Point Presentation here

Letters of Support on Foster Care Coordination

  • TCP Co-Sponsors AB 1171(Levine) - County Pilots to Provide Electronic Records to Foster Youth
    on June 18, 2013

    The Children's Partnership is co-sponsoring AB 1171 (Levine), a bill that supports pilots to provide foster youth with secure online access to important information and digital copies of key documents in order to assist them in managing their records as they transition into adulthood as well as to facilitate coordination of and engagement in their own care. The bill was was approved unanimously by the Assembly with a 76-0 vote.

    Download the support letter to Senator Leland Yee, Chair, Senate Human Services Committee here.

  • The Children's Partnership Co-Sponsors AB 1171 (Levine):
    on April 22, 2013

    The Children's Partnership is co-sponsoring AB 1171 (Levine), a bill that supports pilots to provide foster youth with secure online access to important information and digital copies of key documents in order to assist them in managing their records as they transition into adulthood as well as to facilitate coordination of and engagement in their own care.

    Download the support letter to Assembly Member Mark Stone, Chair, Assembly Human Services Committee here.

  • Joint Letter on the Proposed Regulations for Medicaid to Age 26 for Eligible Former Foster Youth
    on February 20, 2013

    The Children's Partnership joined the Children's Defense Fund and other child advocacy organizations on a letter to HHS on a new health care law requirement that former foster care youth be covered by Medicaid to the age of 26. 

    Download the letter here

  • Support for SB 1407 (Leno)
    on May 11, 2012
    A letter of support  for SB 1407 protecting the privacy of foster children and other dependent minors and their mental health records.