As care coordinators, you may need help to identify resources to address child and family needs. The Family Care Liaison is a new resource for care coordinators and nurse care managers at PCMH-Kids practices.
What can the Family Care Liaison do?
The Family Care Liaison will assess the needs and eligibility of the child or children and identify and coordinate with appropriate programs to meet their needs
RIPIN's new Family Care Liaison can help any family with a child
The goal of this collaboration is to pilot a cross-agency, cross-discipline, intentionally-designed team approach to serve families (children and adults) with complex medical, behavioral and social needs. The intention is for this pilot to specifically serve families affected by Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or at risk for Opiate Use Disorder (OUD). The Family Care Team brings together people from the different agencies and programs families are working with in order to facilitate information sharing and provide more streamlined support. This includes representatives from the client’s Family Home Visiting team and Community Health Team (CHT).
Family Care Team meetings happen weekly. During these meetings, information is shared about the family needs, referrals made, and progress made towards achieving goals. Gaps are identified and action steps are outlined. Having representatives from the key agencies involved in providing family support is essential to the success of this pilot. Families are invited to participate in these meetings.