Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) are family-staffed organizations that assist families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them. F2F HICs provide support, information, resources, and training around health issues. F2F HICs are uniquely able to help families because they are staffed by family members who have first-hand experience navigating the maze of health care services and programs for CYSHCN. This intimate understanding of the issues that families face makes F2F staff exceptionally qualified to help families navigate health systems and make informed decisions.
Ohio F2F is based within the University of Cincinnati, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UC UCEDD). UC UCEDD believes that people with disabilities should and can be active, included and fully participating members of their communities. UC UCEDD has four core functions: Community Services, Information Dissemination, Interdisciplinary Training, and Research.
This project is/was supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant # H84MC28443.