A medical home is a model of primary care that allows:
- a physician to direct a team of service providers in providing comprehensive and continuous care.
- for a consistent relationship between the child and primary health care physician, enabling the team to get to know the child well.
Given the high rate of medical issues among children in care, foster children especially benefit from this model.
Dental care is essential to a child’s health; however, it is estimated that 1 in 5 children go without dental care each year.
This project focuses on researching and advocating for cost-effective, efficient strategies to increase access to dental care and improve dental health for children.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) refer to a range of birth defects that can occur in a baby whose birth mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy, with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) representing the most severe cases. Research has shown that children in foster care have higher rates of FASD and FAS than those in the general population.
Provides information on the health care of children and teens in foster care. Includes tools and resources, including a page for attorneys, judges, and child advocates.