Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions

Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions

Resources

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Family Voices
http://www.familyvoices.org
This website brings together families who have children with special health needs.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
http://cms.hhs.gov
This website contains all the information you need to understand your health care.

Adolescent Health Transition Project
http://depts.washington.edu/healthtr
This is a health and transition resource for adolescents with special health care needs, chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities.

Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/blankform.pdf
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a form for all the vital information about the child's condition, and the doctors and other key contacts in case of an emergency. It's a good idea to post it near the phone, in the car, and in a prominent common area in the house.

InsureKidsNow.gov
http://insurekidsnow.gov/
InsureKidsNow.gov provides information about Medicaid and CHIP services for families who need health insurance coverage.

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