Houston Non-Profit, Family to Family Partners with Patient Centered Care Technology, CareStarter
Fifteen percent of children aged 3 through 17 years have one or more development disabilities according to the CDC. Non-profit, Family to Family and healthcare technology, CareStarter are partnering together to provide resources for these families.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 15% of children aged 3 through 17 years have one or more development disabilities. The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, defines a developmental disability as a severe chronic disability of an individual that is attributed to a mentor of physical impairment or combination, is manifested by the age 22, likely continues indefinitely, results in substantial functional limitations in three or more life care activities and reflects the individual’s need for a combination of services, support or assistance that are lifelong or extended and planned and coordinated.
Both Family to Family Network and CareStarter Technologies are committed to supporting children with a developmental disability diagnosis and their caregivers and families.
“CareStarter is excited for our partnership with Family to Family Network. Both our organizations are committed to providing families with day to day resources and support,” said CareStarter Founder and CEO, Lamarque Polvado.
Patient centered care and resources are the heart of what both Family to Family and CareStarter are about.
“When families have information and training – they can make good decisions. When needs are met and supports are obtained, families are healthier, children benefit, and outcomes for young adults with disabilities are optimized. Technologies like CareStarter are key for a family’s future success,” says Family to Family Network Executive Director, Mary Jane Williams.
About Family to Family Network
Family to Family Network (http://www.familytofamilynetwork.org/
About CareStarter Technologies, Inc.
CareStarter Technologies (http://www.carestarter.co) is revolutionizing continuity and scope of care between pediatric patients and healthcare systems at the point of diagnosis. CareStarter strives to give all families access to information, inspiration, and 360 degrees of care from the moment of diagnosis. By partnering with the Connections Project and the provider community in Texas, CareStarter has been able to bring thousands of resources to caregivers throughout the state.Visit http://www.carestarter.co for more information.
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