Families with children managing a chronic illness or disability report their greatest stress comes from arranging numerous services through multiple agencies. Building Healthier America is building a national network to support families within their home communities so they can better navigate the medical, educational, and human services systems...improving quality of life for the entire family.
Families whose children have a chronic illness or disability must interact with at least three huge and often intimidating bureaucracies: the medical system, the educational system, and the local human services system. Unfortunately it’s rare the three share basic information let alone collaborate on behalf of the child.
Building Healthier America is creating a solution by developing a community network at the local level for families to tap into, sharing information and resources to help streamline the process.
Building Healthier America is about inclusivity, not exclusivity. Most organizations focus on singular categories of illness or disability. Our purpose is to serve all – including families with adult-age children.
Families who are managing children with a wide variety of illnesses and disabilities will be served by our program. Our philosophy is to benefit all and that no one will be turned away regardless of a child’s condition. Our unique framework and technology were developed to be family centric, connecting families with others with similar conditions to share resources, knowledge, experiences for just in time information both virtually and in person.
Our mission is to serve as a central community resource for families as they navigate the medical, human service, educational and local agencies serving children with chronic illness or disability.
We are launching our first pilot site in Hudson, Wisconsin. We are actively seeking families managing children of any age with chronic illness or disability in these communities to help us develop and build our network of services. To learn more about what we have planned, click on the link below.
Building Healthier America is just getting started. As a 501(c)(3) your donation is tax deductible…and every gift helps. Please consider providing support for our national campaign.
The needs of our families are not just medical, educational, or human services related. Stress management, mental health services, employment considerations for parent, clothing needs, claims processing, changes to the physical structure of the home are all services families need.
Our programs are being built from the ground up by families living with chronic illness and disability. It’s exciting! And offers an opportunity to customize networks community by community.