Child health services decategorization project

The Foundation's initiative, Improving Child Health Services: Removing Categorical Barriers to Care, was designed to determine the feasibility of stimulating structural changes in how health services for children are financed and delivered. This is one of four projects addressing the issue of improving child health services through removal of categorical barriers to care. Key elements of each project are: (1) a single comprehensive report on the health needs of the communities' children; (2) development of a flexible financing mechanism through the decategorization of existing financing streams; and (3) a care coordination service. Building on the 1988 legislation creating a single child welfare fund for Scott County, the project will develop a similar system with three major funders of children's health services. Scott County's first comprehensive report on the health needs of its children may be issued in year one to be followed by development of a child health spending plan, contracts with major funding sources, designation of a funding entity for the pooling of funds, additional legislation and development of care coordination services targeting approximately 2,000 children in Scott County.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $500,000.00

Awarded on: 4/18/1991

Time frame: 6/1/1991 - 8/31/1997

Grant Number: 18011


Council on Children at Risk

525 16th Street
Moline, 61265-2152

Roy A. Harley
Project Director