This guide is intended to help both family members and healthcare professionals who are working together to improve care for children with special healthcare needs. Joining together in multi-disciplinary teams, family members and providers are increasingly working as equal partners to improve care. Collaborating as equals may be new for family members and providers. This guide includes information and guidance on how to get the most out of this potentially powerful partnership.
This is a publication of the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) who seek to improve children’s health by improving the systems responsible for the delivery of children’s healthcare. For more information about NICHQ, please visit http://www.nichq.org