These are the 40 strategies outlined in the Blueprint for Change: A National Framework for a System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). The strategies are categorized by the 4 critical areas of focus: health equity, family & child well-being and quality of life, access to services, and financing of services. 

Overall Vision: Children and youth with special health care needs enjoy a full life, from childhood through adulthood, and thrive in a system that supports their social, health, and emotional needs, ensuring dignity, autonomy, independence and active participation in their communities.

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This resource is developed by the National Center for a System of Services for CYSHCN. The National Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,500,000 with no funding from nongovernmental sources. The information or content are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the US Government.  

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