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The term “chronic care” typically is applied to health care services provided to patients with chronic medical conditions. However, if chronic care is used to describe “a planned, longitudinal, continuous and coordinated, forward-looking approach to providing health care and promoting health and well-being” it can equally well be applied to preventive care, for at its best, preventive care addresses health beliefs and behaviors with lifelong consequences. Edward Schor, MD, suggests that pediatric practices may need to rethink how they are organized in order to provide this new kind of chronic care.


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Drawn from a scan of all 50 U.S. states, this brief published by the National Academy for State Health Policy highlights strategies designed to address inequities in accessing pediatric specialty care and support equitable systems of care for CYSHCN.

The Children's Specialty Care Coalition hosted a virtual legislative briefing on the recently released commissioned report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled, "The Future Pediatric Subspecialty Physician Workforce: Meeting the Needs of Infants, Children, and Adolescents."