Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition – Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH )

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH )
Contact: Karin Downs, Director
Email Address: Karin.Downs@State.MA.US
Phone: 617-624-6060
Alternate Phone: 800-882-1435 xMASS only
Fax: 617-624-6062

250 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition - Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs

Narrative

Care Coordinations assist families in accessing care and services and provide consultation to parents, educators, and medical and social service providers with a focus on children and youth with complex medical conditions. Services include assessment, coordination, education, and referral. Care Coordinators can help a family coordinate medical, social and educational systems; access referral information about specific programs and services; become a more effective advocate for their child; identify community resources; understand the full range of available public benefits; and plan for transition. Care Coordinators are located in selected pediatric primary care settings and in all regional DPH offices.

Service Types

  • Family Support
  • Relationship/Friendship Support
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Information/Referral
  • Jobs
  • Legal

Populations Served

  • Developmental Disability

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Additional Information