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Family Voices of Alabama
(FV of AL) aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.

Through our national network, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care. 

Family Voices of Alabama was awarded a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to increase our services to the families in Alabama by establishing a Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F HIC). F2F HICs were established in all States and the District of Columbia by the Family Opportunity Act / Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 extended the F2F HIC Program through fiscal year 2012.

Our Vision

Every child and youth with special needs receives family-centered care.

Contact Us

Family Voices of Alabama
1050 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36604-2402
  
Email: info@familyvoicesal.org

Phone: 877-771-FVOA or
(877-771-3862)

Our Staff

Susan Colburn - susan "at" familyvoicesal.org
Beth Newlin- beth "at" familyvoicesal.org
Gerald Oveson - jerry "at" familyvoicesal.org
Patricia Switzer - trish "at" familyvoicesal.org

National Family Voices

Family Voices of Alabama is the Family Voices State Affiliate Organization.  Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.  Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care. To learn more about the national initiatives of the National Family Voices, please visit their website at familyvoices.org  
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Tips for Parents

Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. Their sister or brother with special needs will get a bigger share of attention, yet you should always try to highlight the positive opportunities siblings they also experience.

*** News and Information ***

Partners in Care Summit
Summit 2014 logo - Mark your calendar
April 7 & 8, 2014

Affordable Care Act is changing health insurance options - see our new tip sheets:

Things to Consider When Evaluating a Health Insurance Plan

Reviewing Your Health Insurance Coverage - Key Questions

and this fact sheet

The Affordable Care Act and Your Child's Eyes

 

Keeping good records improves the care you receive.
Care Notebook CoverOur health care notebook is a tool to help caregivers of children with special health care needs maintain an ongoing record of his/her child's care, services, providers, and notes.

We would be happy to talk with you about scheduling a training for your group of families. Call or email us about the details of your group.

Care Notebooks are now available in Spanish for you to download. Click here for more information.

 


Medical Home for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs – A Review of the Evidence. Click here.

 

Getting health care funded is no game, but you can test your knowledge of Medicaid and CHIP while having fun
or with this link to a quiz on Medicaid from Kaiser Family Foundation.

  

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The Milestones Quiz - Text Version »

 


This website was developed with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration(HRSA)/
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)/Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs (DSCSHN),
through grant #H84 MC 12901.

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