HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 3.9 - Increase the Availability and Effectiveness of Health Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs


How We Will Accomplish Our Objective

We will provide technical assistance to help states build communityChild in wheelchair health service systems for children and families.

We will work with states and other stakeholders in efforts to educate special needs populations about systems of care and the benefits of coordinated services.

We will develop performance measures in conjunction with states and providers to increase standards for ensuring appropriate, quality care for special needs populations.

3.9 Implementation Strategies
  • Developing Community Health Systems Capacity
  • Education
  • Performance Measurement
  • Research

We will utilize the information from the nationwide survey on access and utilization of services to fill gaps in services for children with special health care needs.

We will sponsor research on strategies to increase the availability and effectiveness of health care services for children with special needs. Research efforts will include:

HHS Agencies contributing to this objective:


  • a nationwide survey on access and utilization.

  • development of better payment and funding methods.

  • development of improved and screening tools for identifying special needs children.