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CISWH Project to Address COVID-19 and Care of Children with Medical Complexity

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

To address the COVID-19 pandemic, a project of the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health has reallocated resources to focus on COVID-19 and the care of children with medical complexity.

The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Advance Care for Children with Medical Complexity (or CMC CoIIN), is a ten-state network that aims to improve health care and quality of life for children with medical complexity. CMC CoIIN has published a collection of pediatric-relevant COVID-19 resources, available to the public.

With the support of funding from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), CMC CoIIN will also launch a new ECHO project focused on COVID-19 and the care of children with medical complexity.  ECHO stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes. It is an evidence-based collaborative model of medical education and peer mentoring that provides presentations, case-based learning, and case consultation through weekly videoconferences. 

Once launched in mid-April, the COVID-19 & CMC ECHO videoconferences will be open to participation by the ten CoIIN state teams as well as other pediatric primary care providers and specialists from across the country. Leaders in the care of CMC, including physicians, family advocates, AAP staff and policy experts, comprise the faculty. 

For more information, please contact Meg at [email protected].

This project is supported by HRSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UJ6MC32737, Health Care Delivery System Innovations for Children with Medical Complexity, $2,700,000 (annually). This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.