|Fostering Health North Carolina|
FOSTERING HEALTH ONLINE LIBRARIES
Welcome to the home page for the NC Pediatric Society’s Fostering Health North Carolina project. Here you will find basic information about our work as well as a link to our online resource library with tools for establishing and supporting medical homes for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults in foster care. You will also find contact information for project staff who can help you.
Our Mission: Children placed in foster care suffer high rates of debilitating and expensive health conditions and are considered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to be Children with Special Health Care Needs. As a result, they require trauma-informed care and care coordination. Often, this coordination is inhibited by a number of controllable factors.
Guided by the AAP’s Standards of Care and the work of our statewide multidisciplinary team, our mission is to make measurable improvements in health outcomes for North Carolina’s foster population.