Family 2 Family Overview
Mississippi's Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center is a family-focused, family-managed resource center that EMPOWERS families of children with special health care needs to be partners in decisions concerning the health of their children.
The F2F Center is a collaboration of The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies, the Children’s Medical Program of the Mississippi State Department of Health, and LIFE of Mississippi, Inc. Located at the Resource Library at the Jackson Medical Mall, the F2F Center is managed by the parent of a child with special health care needs.
Through project activities, the F2F Center works to enable families to be knowledgeable, comfortable and competent in addressing the Title V system with regard to their child’s unique health care needs as well as advocating for ongoing and continuous quality improvement.
Mississippi’s F2F Center promotes family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs using these six Maternal and Child Health Bureau identified key measures of performance
- Families of children and youth with special health care needs partner in decision making at all levels and are satisfied with the services they receive
- Children and youth with special health care needs receive coordinated ongoing comprehensive care within a medical home
- Families of children with special health care needs have adequate private or public insurance to pay for the services they need
- Children are screened early and continuously for special health care needs
- Community-based services for children and youth with special health care needs are organized so families can use them easily
- Youth with special health care needs receive the services necessary to make transitions to all aspects of adult life, including adult health care, work and independence