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Foster Care Coordination


Coordinated Care for Vulnerable Youth


The Children’s Partnership (TCP) is compiling first-hand accounts of situations in which medical providers and others caring for these youth lacked access to timely, accurate and complete information—either in electronic or paper form—and this lack of information had a detrimental effect on the child or youth in their care. If you are interested in learning more about this project or submitting a first-hand account, please download 
information about the project and directions for submitting a case story. Or, contact Ginny Puddefoot at 916-549-7693 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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The Children's Partnership is working to improve health and wellness outcomes for children living in foster care by enhancing care coordination among the multiple providers in health care, mental health, education, juvenile justice, and child welfare agencies who deliver services to these children. Our focus is on increasing both access to and sharing of information through leveraging existing technology assets and establishing new infrastructure. The goal is to link state- and county-level electronic systems while maintaining essential privacy protections and meeting security standards, such that each provider can have an understanding of the whole child -- both at a single point in time and over time -- leading to better decisions and more coordinated services. 

Download information about our foster care coordination work and a fact sheet about foster youth and opportunities to develop solutions through Electronic Information Exchange.

>> Primer and Webinar on Electronic Information Exchange

>> Research and Publications

>> Strategic Plan for Personal Health Record (PHR) for Foster Care Population


Our Latest on Foster Care Coordination

  • Why Every Foster Kid Should Have an 'Electronic Backpack'
    on June 24, 2014
  • Ginny Puddefoot on Benefits of Coordinated Care for Ventura Youth in Foster Care
    on June 23, 2014
  • TCP Joins Launch of New Coordinated Care Initiative for Foster Youth in Ventura County
    on June 17, 2014
  • Improving Care Coordination for California’s Children and Youth in Foster Care Using Integrated Personal Health Records: A Strategic Plan of Action
    on June 17, 2014
  • Ventura County Foster Health Link Launch
    on June 05, 2014