California’s Medi-Cal Pediatric Palliative Care Benefit (Partners for Children). The Partners for Children demonstration project, a result of CHPCC’s public policy work, helps California families to address the challenges that accompany life-threatening childhood illness, without asking them to sacrifice hope for their child’s survival.
Currently there are ten California pilot counties, including Fresno, Los Angeles, Marin Monterey, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma. The project continues through April 2012, and CHPCC is working with California’s Department of Health Care Services to extend services through 2017. Pilot site providers may be accessed by county on the Partners for Children website.