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Showing posts from November 20, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, Family Voices Indiana is thankful....... Thankful for our board and director who volunteer their time to support our work Thankful for our families and partner agencies who connect families who need our help Thankful for our family leaders who juggle the needs of their own children with special health care needs to support the needs of others Thankful for donors who support our efforts Won’t you consider a tax-deductible donation to let us know you’re thankful, too? Family Voices Indiana 4060 W 400 S Lebanon IN 46052 Happy Thanksgiving~ from our family to yours………

Weighing the Options for Children’s Health Care and Medicaid: First Do No Harm

FV Indiana appreciates our members' commitment to sharing with policymakers why Medicaid Matters. As Congress faces difficult budget challenges in the coming weeks, we are thrilled to share with you an additional way to share your voice. National Family Voices together with the American Academy of Pediatrics, March of Dimes, The National Association of Children's Hospitals and MANY others is hosting a briefing at noon on Tuesday, November 29th for Members of Congress and their staff on Medicaid and role that it plays in supporting various populations of children including children with special health care needs. The briefing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building Room 325. You can use this briefing as an opportunity to connect with your congressional delegation, please call and email the offices of Senator Lugar, Senator Coats and your Congressman between now and Monday November 28th to urge them to attend . During your contact you should share how important M

New family leaders at Family Voices

Family Voices Indiana is the local affiliate of National Family Voices. One of the founding purposes of Family Voices was to assist veteran parents to help other families raising their children with special health care needs. Experienced families listen and answer new families’ questions about a new diagnosis, help them find an accommodating dentist, or assist in negotiations with insurance companies. Family Voices helps other families improve, or learn more about: First Steps; Special Education; Medicaid; Medicaid Waivers; Respite; Vocational Rehabilitation; Community Accessibility; Health Care Funding; Health Care Services and many other things. As the family to family health information center for the state, we continue that purpose by contracting family members with children with special health care needs as health information specialists to assist other families. We have recently contracted four new family leaders to provide support and information. You will learn m