AJE is home to the Family-to-Family Health Information Center for the District of Columbia, also known as the D.C. Health Information Center.
What is an F2F HIC?
Family to Family Health Information Centers are established to provide information and assistance to Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).
Who are CYSHCN?
They are children who have, or are at risk for, chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. Examples of such conditions include: Asthma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Loss of Hearing, Diabetes, Bipolar Disorder, Epilepsy, etc
What does the F2F DCHIC do?
In partnership with Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care we provide families of CYSHCN and the professionals that serve them, with one-on-one assistance, face to face and online training on topics related to health care.
We help families navigate through DC’s health care system.
We connect families to resources within their communities.
We help families develop skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making on health related issues.
Does the F2F DCHIC charge for services?
No, services are provided free of charge.
How Do I Get Started?
That’s easy! Just give us a call at (202)678-8060.
What Can I Expect When I Call?
An educational support specialist will ask you some questions to understand what you need and will work with you to develop your next steps.
We are taking the recommended precautions for the safety of our staff, families, and partners, and to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), by changing how we work and serve DC families.
As of Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice:
*All AJE staff is working remotely.
*AJE intake sites at Mary’s Center and the DC Office of Administrative Hearings are closed.
*All in-person scheduled trainings are canceled.
During this time, our staff remain available to assist and support families and professionals by phone and email. For assistance, please call 202-678-8060, press 1 to reach our intake line and leave a detailed message. We are returning calls as soon as possible. You may also email us at email@example.com.
We are working on providing new trainings and workshops online and will provide a schedule of our virtual trainings as they are developed. In the meantime, please view our recorded webinars here to continue to build your knowledge base.
For questions about distance learning during school closures, accessing meals and other assistance, please see available resources here.
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