CCS/Whole Child Model Advisory Committees
Clinical Advisory Committee
The Clinical Advisory Committee represents a wide range of stakeholders across the CCS continuum of care, including providers, community advocates and a commissioner. The role of the Clinical Advisory Committee is to provide advice on the development, implementation and ongoing activities of the CCS program/Whole Child Model.
Family Advisory Committee
The Family Advisory Committee is comprised of three categories: family members of CCS members, former CCS beneficiaries and consumer advocates. HPSM and San Mateo County also provide staff support by presenting reports on activities in their areas. The role of the Family Advisory Committee is to improve the CCS program/Whole Child Model by reviewing policies and making recommendations.
Youth Advisory Council
The council’s members are all current or former CCS beneficiaries. Their firsthand experience with the program enables them to provide valuable insights into what is working well and what can be improved. The role of the Youth Advisory Council is to provide feedback on how CCS program/Whole Child Model can best prepare members to graduate from the program and transition into adulthood.
Praise for CCS/Whole Child Model
"The partnership between HPSM and the County's CCS Program has made it easier for our families to access community-based services. Bilingual HPSM-CCS staff have been particularly helpful to families we see with limited English proficiency."
Lee M. Sanders, MD, MPH
"The Whole Child Model addresses not just the member’s CCS condition, but all the needs of the child and family. Its success is based on the whole family’s active involvement."
"With Whole Child Model staff co-located at HPSM, families call one person when they need services, referrals or advice. This makes it easier for them to get the best quality care for their children."