Family-to-Family (F2F) Health Information Center
Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) are family-staffed organization that provide support, information, resources, and training around health issues to help families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them.
F2F HICs are staffed by family members who have experience navigating health care services and programs for CYSHCN; they have a unique ability to help families make informed decisions.
The F2F HICs are funded through a competitive federal grant process awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB). MCHB works on the principles that all program are: 1) evidence-based/informed; 2) ensure health equity; 3) are whole-person focused; and 4) are innovative and collaborative.
PEAL Center is a Family Voices (FV) state affiliate. FV provides technical assistance, training, and connections to other F2F HICs and partnering organizations. To learn more about the national initiatives of the National Family Voices, please visit http://www.familyvoices.org/index_html
The PA Family-to-Family Health Information Center is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau under Grant H84MC26214.