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PCCY’s health care work focuses on improving access to health care services by working with policymakers to improve the effectiveness of systems serving children’s health needs, monitoring and responding to health-related legislation, educating families, social service and health care providers on accessing health care services, and advocating for increased investment in children’s health programs.
PCCY’s health care priorities include improving access to mental, dental and vision care, decreasing the number of children poisoned by lead, increasing the number of insured children, and training health care providers to become advocates for children.
In addition, every year PCCY’s Child Health Watch Helpline helps hundreds of families apply for and receive free or low-cost health insurance for their children and navigate through the health care system.
PCCY takes action on new health care issues as they emerge.
For more information, or to get involved, please contact the following Health Staff member at:
Health Policy Director
Child Health Watch Helpline
Behavioral Health Coordinator
New Publication Available: Principles for Development & Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania - A series of principles that ensures maximum participation in public health insurance by all eligible children - July, 2012.