The information below is from the 2023 conference.
Join us as we partner together and welcome our guest speakers.
Our 2023 Partners in Care Summit, is sponsored by Family Voices of Alabama and the Family to Family Health Information Center, in collaboration with Children's Rehabilitation Service (CRS). This annual gathering is a great opportunity for learning, networking and interacting with others who care about children with special health care needs and their families!
Monday, April 17th is for family members and self-advocates only. This year, we will open registration at 12:30 pm and begin with "Resources for families - Made in Alabama" at 1:15 pm. The day will include "Finding Time to Take Care of Yourself" from 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm. The day will close at 5:00 after closing remarks and evaluations. Dinner will be on your own - a time to network with old and new friends.
Tuesday, April 19th, is designed for families of children and youth with special health care needs, self advocatess, and professionals who partner with them. The conference will run from 8:00am to 3:15pm. A light breakfast and lunch will be available on Tuesday
|12:30 – 1:00||Registration|
|1:00 – 1:15||Welcome and introductions|
|1:15 – 2:30||Resources for Families – Made in Alabama|
|2:30 – 2:45||BREAK|
|2:45 – 4:45||Finding Time to Take Care of Yourself|
|4:45 – 5:00||Closing and evaluations|
|8:00 – 8:30||Registration and exhibits|
|8:30 – 8:45||Welcome
|8:45 – 10:15||HRSA’s New Blueprint for Change for
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
– History and Development
|10:15 – 10:30||BREAK|
|10:30 – Noon||Bringing the Blueprint to Life at HRSA and in the States|
|Noon – 12:15||BREAK – Pick up lunch|
|12:15 – 1:15||Unwinding of the Public Health Emergency and
What this Means for Medicaid Recipients
|1:15 – 1:30||BREAK
|1:30 – 3:00||The Importance of a Focus on Quality of Life for Children and Families|
|3:00 – 3:15||Closing remarks|
• Strengthen networks with other families and care professionals
• Discuss current challenges to developing quality systems of care for CYSHCN and their families in Alabama
• Develop strategies to strengthen partnerships between families and professionals, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for CYSHCN
• Gain skills and learn strategies to enhance leadership within organizations and communities
Session 1, 8:45-10:15am
Cathy Caldwell and Rylin Rodgers
HRSA’s New Blueprint for Change for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs-History and Development
Session 2, 10:30-Noon
Title: Bringing the Blueprint to Life at HRSA and in the States
Session 3, 12:15-1:15pm
Gretel Felton and Marie Dean
Unwinding of the Public Health Emergency and What This Means for Medicaid Recipients
Session 4, 1:30-3:00pm
The Importance of a Focus on Quality of Life for Children and Families on
A small block of rooms has been reserved by Family Voices for families attending the summit. (See back page of PDF registration form.) All other attendees should make their own hotel arrangements. Please contact Mattisa Moorer at 1-877-771-3862 as soon as possible to reserve your room.
2023 Eventbrite Registration
Complete Registration Form (pdf)
2023 Partners in Care Registration Form
Make checks payable to
Family Voices of Alabama
and mail to:
Family Voices of Alabama
2633 Spring Lakes Crossing
Opelika AL 36801
We would love to see all of our families and providers collaborating and learning together, and we will. Above all is our desire to abide by the recommendations about groups of people gathering and also to not ask families who have children or youth with special needs to put themselves and their families at risk.
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*Children’s Rehabilitation Service is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing (#ABNP0038) by the Alabama Board of Nursing through March 30, 2025, and a provider of continuing education in social work by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners, Provider #0204. Both social work and nursing CEUs have been applied for.
Sponsored in collaboration with Children’s Rehabilitation Service and the State Implementation Grant for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
A New Vision for Children
with Special Health Care Needs
and Their Families
in collaboration with
Children’s Rehabilitation Service (CRS)
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