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Core Values National 2010 Goals for CSHCN Steering Committee

Mission Statement:

The Massachusetts Consortium for CSHCN is a working group dedicated to improving systems of care for children with special health care needs and their families throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Consortium offers a forum for information exchange and strategic thinking to address gaps and barriers in service systems. By identifying opportunities for innovation and collaboration across public and private sectors, the Consortium seeks to promote changes in state and community systems of care that can enhance growth and development for these children and promote the well-being of their families. (Adopted June 2001)

Policy Statements:

Statement on Family Participation in Health Care Policy and Financing
A one-page statement on the unique contributions families can make to improve health care policy and financing, and why it is critical that they participate.
June 2003

Supporting Families to Participate in the Massachusetts Consortium for Children with Special Health Care Needs
This policy statement, presented by the Family Participation Work Group and endorsed by the Consortium Steering Committee, outlines the policy for financial support to family members not otherwise compensated for their time spent participating in Consortium activities.
Endorsed September 2003

The Consortium as Advocate: A Possible Advocacy Role for the Massachusetts Consortium for Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Consortium Steering Committee created this draft policy statement in response to members’ interest in advocating for specific policies or state budget items.
Revised March 2004