Shriners, Baystate To Offer Educational Program

SPRINGFIELD — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Shriners Hospitals for Children will present the Every Child Deserves a Medical Home educational program on Nov. 8 at Shriner’s Hospital in Springfield.
The program is also a collaborative effort with Baystate Medical Center Children’s Hospital and the Mass. Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The program provides strategies and resources for pediatricians, family physicians, allied health professionals, and families to provide optimal care to children with special needs in a changing health care environment. Its components include: practices, policies, and procedures; care coordination and strategies for providing family-professional partnerships; and transitioning children with special needs into adulthood.

The target audience includes pediatric health professionals and their staffs, families of special-needs children, managed care professionals, policy makers, community members, and other professionals who care for children with special needs.

Registration fees are $50 for physicians, $25 for all allied health professionals and residency students, and no charge for families of children with special needs. Donations from families are welcome. Limited scholarships for parents of children with special health needs are available to help cover child care and other expenses.
For more information on the program, call (800) 433-9016, ext. 7081.

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