Released by The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs:

“The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has released an updated version of the National Standards for Systems of Care that strive to serve the nation’s 11 million children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

Version 2.0 of the National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs builds on the critical domains, elements, and standards of the original work while streamlining content for easier use by states and stakeholders. […]

The National Standards set the core components for the structure and process of effective systems of care for the approximately 15 percent of U.S. children up to age 18 who have a chronic and/or complex health care need. Creating a comprehensive, quality system of care for these children has been one of the most challenging areas for state health leaders and other stakeholders, such as state Title V CYSHCN programs, health plans, private insurers, state Medicaid and CHIP agencies, pediatricians and family physicians, and families.”

Download the updated National Standards: Standards for Systems of Care for CYSHCN, Version 2.0: Streamlined and Updated