CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS BRANCH
Children with Special Health Needs Branch *(CSHNB) is working to assure that all children and youth with special health care needs (CSHCN) will reach optimal health, growth, and development, by improving access to a coordinated system of family-centered health care services and improving outcomes, through systems development, assessment, assurance, education, collaborative partnerships, and family support.
Under the *Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant*, CSHNB has the responsibility to “provide and promote family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children with special health care needs and to facilitate the development of community-based systems of services for such children and their families.
Working to Achieve . . .
- Family/professional partnerships
- Comprehensive care through a medical home
- Access to adequate health insurance/financing
- Early & continuous screening/follow-up
- Organization of community services for easy use by families
- Transition to adult health care, work, & independence
PROGRAM AND SERVICES
Children and Youth with Special Health Needs Section promotes family-centered, community-based comprehensive, coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs from 0-20 years. This section includes the Children with Special Health Needs Program.
Early Intervention Section provides early intervention services for children age 0-3 years who are developmentally delayed, biologically at risk, or environmentally at risk.
Genomics Section promotes the prevention, detection, and treatment of genetic disorders, and provides genetics education for the professional and general community.
- Genetics Program
- Hawaii Birth Defects Program
- Newborn Hearing Screening Program
- Newborn Metabolic Screening Program