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Project Leadership Phase VII: Engaging Diverse Families for Health Care Systems Improvement

Organization: Family Voices of California

Primary Contact: Wendy Niekirk-Rhodes

Grant Amount: $300,000 for year one of a three-year grant

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The Project Leadership program helps train California parents and family members to be advocates for CYSHCN and systems change. Graduates from the program serve on boards and committees, participate in media interviews, and testify at legislative hearings, providing critical representation for CYSHCN and their families within their communities and with local and state governments. This grant will support the program’s expansion, as well as an initiative to increase diversity among family advocates.