West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

The Children’s Health Collaborative Project’s first challenge is to develop a comprehensive statewide picture of what is already happening in schools and communities in West Virginia. Through surveys of diverse school, health care, and community stakeholders, followed by phone interviews, focus groups, and site visits, we will create a list of programs, key players, community leaders, and successful models to share across the state. Your participation is vital to the success of this worthwhile project!

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Background: The West Virginia Children’s Health Collaborative Project, a program of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, is an innovative partnership between children’s health policy experts, health providers, educators, parents, and community leaders who share the common goal to see every West Virginia child insured, linked to a doctor’s office or primary care provider, and receiving coordinated and continuous needed health and social services. We will build on successful models across our state, support the good work that has already been done, and work to make even more progress.

 

Even though West Virginia is a national leader in reducing the rate of uninsured children and has more school-based health centers per person than any other state, we still see children’s overall health and well-being ranked close to the bottom in national surveys. Today a growing number of West Virginia’s children are in disrupted families and in transition, which creates new barriers to enrollment. And even with an insurance card in-hand, it is difficult to link these children to a medical home and coordinated, continuous care.

 

The Children’s Health Collaborative Project’s first challenge is to develop a comprehensive statewide picture of what is already happening in schools and communities so we can then:

 

1) Assist families of children who do not have private health insurance enroll into West Virginia Medicaid and our Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP);

 

2) Connect children and families to a medical home that can coordinate health and social services; and

 

3) Plan for continuity of services when school is out of session.

 

Through surveys of diverse school, health care, and community stakeholders, followed by phone interviews, focus groups, and site visits, we will create a list of programs, key players, community leaders, and successful models to share across the state.

 

Following the statewide assessment, in August we will share what we learned from our surveys and plan how to both replicate great programs and advance policy changes that can help strengthen the children’s wheel of services – both hub and spokes. We will also have the foundation to create a network of local children’s health experts and community champions who are dedicated to informing policymakers and taking action to improve children’s health and wellbeing at the community, state, and federal levels.

 

Until now, there’s been no uniform effort to compile a comprehensive, statewide picture of how we’re addressing health care in our schools. But The Children’s Health Collaborative Project is not just another research project. It is an initiative to catalyze new voices to speak out and bring positive change supported by a foundation of knowledge and an understanding of what really works to get our children the health care and social service supports that empowers them to succeed.

 

How to Help?

 

We are looking for anyone who has a stake in our children’s lives. If you would like to help – in a large or small role – or learn more – please contact West Virginians for Affordable Health Care at info@wvahc.org or call 304.444.5917.

 

Children’s Health Collaborative Project Presentation

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Training Information

Date:

November 14, 2017

 

Times:

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Check in begins at 8:30am

 

**CEU’s pending for Social Work, LPC’s, and Law Enforcement

 

Location:

Holiday Inn Express Martinsburg

301 Foxcroft Avenue

Martinsburg, WV

 

Registration Fee:

$25

(Includes continental breakfast and afternoon snack—lunch is on your own)

 

Contact Amy Kidrick to register:

E-mail: akidrick@eastridgehs.org

Phone: 304-263-8954 ext. 7067

Fax: 304-263-8141

Payment methods accepted: cash, check (payable to EastRidge Health Systems), or credit card

 

50 REGISTRANTS ONLY

The Children’s Home Society seeks a Permanency Program Coordinator to provide administrative support to the current Director of Permanency Services. The Permanency Coordinator would be responsible for assisting with program oversight, data collection and reporting, project management, development of recruitment efforts, and provide assistance to the Society’s permanency staff statewide. The Coordinator would assist with staff training, program policies and procedures, program accreditation, and quality assurance.  Regular state-wide travel required.  Bachelor’s degree in a human services field required.  Prior experience in child welfare preferred.  Applicant must pass FBI/CIB background checks as well as CPS/APS background checks, have a valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.  Interested applicants should send resume by November 3, 2017, to Mary White, Chief Operations Officer,  Children’s Home Society, P.O. Box 2942, Charleston, West Virginia 25330, or at mwhit!

e@childhswv.org  Children’s Home Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Children’s Home Society seeks an Emergency Child Shelter Program Coordinator

The Children’s Home Society seeks an Emergency Child Shelter Program Coordinator to provide administrative support to the current Director of Shelter Care Services. The Shelter Program Coordinator would be responsible for assisting with program oversight, data collection and reporting, project management, assistance with and management of referrals, and provide assistance to the Society’s emergency child shelter staff statewide. The Coordinator would assist with staff training, program policies and procedures, program accreditation, and quality assurance.  Regular state-wide travel required.  Bachelor’s degree in a human services field required.  Prior experience in child welfare preferred.  Applicant must pass FBI/CIB background checks as well as CPS/APS background checks, have a valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.  Interested applicants should send resume by November 3, 2017, to Mary White, Chief Operations Officer, Children’s Home Society, P.O. Box 2942, Ch!

arleston, West Virginia 25330, or at mwhite@childhswv.org   Children’s Home Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.