Input Wanted about how to serve Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

The Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is seeking public input on “A Blueprint for Change: Guiding Principles for Advancing the System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and Families (Blueprint)” by November 30, 2020. In the fall of 2019, MCHB began working with a small group of CYSHCN experts and families to reexamine systems of care for CYSHCN and to identify priorities and opportunities that can advance those systems and improve outcomes. The result is a draft Blueprint that can inform programs and policy at the community, state, and federal levels. MCHB invites you to review the draft Blueprint and provide input on how this work can be operationalized at the community, state, and federal levels in four key areas:

Health Equity

Access to Services and Supports

Family/Child Well-being and Quality of Life

Financing of Services

Please submit comments via email to and reference “CYSHCN Blueprint RFI” in the subject line. Deadline to respond is Monday, November 30, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Please note that: Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) may be made publicly available; do not include any proprietary or confidential information. HRSA/MCHB will not respond to any individual comments, except to clarify written responses. HRSA also will not respond to questions about potential policy issues related to this RFI.

NCHAM Webinar on Thursday

Register now for the NCHAM webinar “Intergenerational Engagement in Early Intervention” presented by Susan Lenihan.

When: October 15, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MT