Community Connections Network/Child Health Teams

Community Connections Network (CCN) was an OCCYSHN program serving children with special health needs in rural and semi-rural Oregon for over twenty-five years. CCN child health teams brought local health, education, and community service providers together with families to problem-solve on behalf of individual children with unmet needs. OCCYSHN provided infrastructure and technical support to these efforts, as well as funds to offset the time of some professionals involved, including a local physician.

Professionals on CCN child health teams learned from one another and built relationships. This helped them leverage local resources more effectively. While OCCYSHN's CCN program ended in 2017, several child health teams secured funding elsewhere and continued their work.

Below are resources to help communities build and sustain child health teams.

Child Health Team Sustainability Toolbox