The Parents’ Place Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F HIC) provides a central source for families of children and young adults with disabilities to obtain support, advocacy and information about the health care system. With a strong commitment to promote and support the needs of families from racially, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the Center provides information to help families understand:
- Health insurance, both public and private
- Health insurance appeals process
- Legal rights in the health care system
- Access to Medical Assistance, MCHIP, waivers, and health exchanges
Families must play a vital role as well, acting as caregivers, advocates and decision makers. While professionals can provide support and expertise, families have the ultimate responsibility of coordinating all the roles of a team, and providing their own expertise in the best interest of the child. Teamwork and cooperation among families and health care professionals are essential to providing quality care for a child or a young adult.
For more information, or for assistance, please contact:
Pattie Archuleta, Family-to-Family Coordinator
The Family-to-Family Health Information Center is funded by a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and supported through additional funding from Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs. Learn more about the federal program.