Care Coordination: Empowering Families

Saginaw, MI - August 2, 2018 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Children’s Special Health Care Services in partnership with MI Family to Family and the Pediatric Epilepsy Project* is offering a "Care Coordination: Empowering Families" learning opportunity in Saginaw, Michigan for parents of children with epilepsy (seizures) or other special health care needs.

The purpose of this one day training is to help parents learn:

  • How to work with a medical home
  • Techniques to organize information and find reliable resources
  • How to navigate health care and insurance systems
  • Skills to increase communication and coordination among multiple providers
  • How to plan early for transition to adult healthcare
  • Ideas for coping with stress and finding peer support
  • Ways to advocate for improved care

This training is open to any Michigan parent (biological, step, foster, adoptive, or kinship) or legal guardian of a child or youth (birth-18) who has epilepsy (seizure disorder) OR other special health care need.

Location: Saginaw, MI**

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018

Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Participants who attend the full day and complete the evaluation will receive a $150 gift card to offset time, mileage, and childcare costs. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. You must pre-register to attend, and childcare is not available on site.

What is Care Coordination?

Care coordination is: “A needs driven, team-based process that values families as essential partners. Care coordination is intended to integrate care among multiple service providers, enhance the caregiving ability of the family, and maximize the potential of the child”.

Please go to the following link to register:

Questions? Call Kristen Reese, Parent Coordinator at (517) 324-7396

*The MI Family to Family Health Information Center is funded by HRSA Grant # H84MC26214. The Pediatric Epilepsy Project is funded under HRSA Grant # H98MC26257
**Exact address of the event will be sent to participants once registration is completed.