Children With Special Health Care NeedsPhone:(801)584-8284 TollFree:(800)829-8200

About Us

Who Are We?

Utah Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) is a part of the Utah Department of Health, Division of Family Health and Preparedness.

Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is the state Maternal Child Health (Title V) agency for Utah. CSHCN's programs and work are supported, in large part, by Federal Title V funds allocated to help address the needs of the children and youth with special health care needs and their families

We oversee many programs for children with special health care needs. Each is unique in its services for children with special health care needs.

What Do We Do?

CSHCN provides and promotes family-centered, coordinated care and facilitates the development of community-based systems for these children and their families.

CSHCN activities focus on reduction of preventable death, disability and illness in children due to chronic and disabling conditions.

Our Goals Include:

  • All children with special health care needs will receive coordinated ongoing comprehensive care within a medical home.
  • All families of children with special health care needs will have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need.
  • All children will be screened early and continuously for special health care needs.
  • Services for children with special health care needs and their families will be organized in ways that families can use them easily.
  • Families of children with special health care needs will partner in decision making at all levels.
  • All youth with special health care needs will receive the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult health care, work, and independence.

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