Archive for November, 2008

Nov 13 2008

NCC Work Groups

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The National Coordinating Center of the Regional Collaboratives has developed several work groups. For a list of the NCC work group and their activities go to: ncc_workgroup_relationships1.doc

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Nov 13 2008

Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act

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On October 8, 2008, President Bush signed the Prenatally and Postnatally Disgnosed Conditions Awareness Act into law. This act authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program to collect and disseminate information regarding Down syndrome or other prenatally or postnatally diagnosed diseases and to coordinate the provision of support services for those who receive a diagnosis of one of those diseases. To view the full text of the act, go to:

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Nov 10 2008

Washington State’s Translated Health Education Materials

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HTML clipboardThe Washington State Department of Health program recently released a series of new translated materials produced through grant funding from the Western States Genetic Services Collaborative. These materials include:

I. Orientación Sobre El Cuidado Médico Administrado Finding Your Way in Managed Care: A Guide for Washington Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2000, revised May 2008, Spanish Version

II. What’s the Plan?
Available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Korean. This one page worksheet is designed to help you organize your questions and concerns to plan for doctor visits. It also includes space for writing down “next steps”.

III. Transition Timelines:
Transition Timelines for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs: Developmental Disabilities/Delays. Now available in Korean.

Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs: Chronic Illnesses/Physical Disabilities. Now available in Korean.

IV. Health History Summary for Teens.
Available in Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese

V. WA State Medical Home Brochure for Families – Does Your Child Have a Medical Home?
Available in Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese

To view a list of all of Washington State’s translated resources by language visit the University of Washington, Medical Home Leadership Network Website

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