Six Core Outcomes of the Community of Care Consortium

Effective promotion of health and health services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) requires a system of care that is integrated, comprehensive, coordinated, family centered and consistent across the life course (or lifespan). Ideally, families of CYSHCN can easily navigate such a system, leading to positive experiences seeking care and interacting with service providers. Advancing integrated care systems for CYSHCN and their families is a national mandate under Public Law 101-239 as well as a priority reflected in the Healthy People goals set forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2000 to 2020. To determine progress toward an integrated system of care for all CYSHCN, the Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau established the following six core outcomes:
  1. Partners in Decision-Making
  2. Medical Home
  3. Adequate Health Insurance
  4. Early and Continuous Screening
  5. Ease of Community-Based Service Use
  6. Transition to Adulthood

Image Map Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome 3 Outcome 4 Outcome 5 Outcome 6