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Fostering Health North Carolina
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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.

Our Project: Currently supported by funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Fostering Health North Carolina couples targeted implementation tools with on-the-ground technical assistance and consultation. Our online resource library represents a comprehensive set of tools to maximize collaborative partnerships between local Departments of Social Services, Primary Care Providers, and Community Care of North Carolina Networks.

Contact: Please contact our Fostering Health North Carolina staff for assistance with online tools, questions about establishing a foster care medical home, or comments about our program:

Christy Street, Fostering Health NC Program Director

Lena Harris, Program Implementation Specialist

Molly Schloss, Program Implementation Specialist