OCCYSHN is Oregon's Title V program for children and youth with special health needs. We work to promote coordinated, family-centered, community-based systems of care. OCCYSHN provides policy and program development, population-based assessment and surveillance, and leadership for health systems and services in Oregon. OCCYSHN's work is guided by the following national performance measures:
- 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, and will be satisfied with the services they receive.
- All youth with special health care needs will receive the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult health care, work, and independence.
OCCYSHN is funded by the federal Maternal Child Health Bureau, through a grant which is administered through the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at Oregon Health and Sciences University.
The most recent annual report on the combined efforts of OCCYSHN and Oregon’s Office of Family Health to address these performance measures is now availble.