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.

What if I Don’t Live in DC?

To find out about F2F HICs in other states, please visit the National Center for Family and Professional Partnership.

DC F2F Health Information Center Publications:

DC HIC Data Brief

Healthcare Reform for Families

Affordable Care Act Timeline

How ACA Affects CYSHCN

Developing an Asthma Action Plan

Rights of Students with Diabetes

Juvenile Diabetes Fact Sheet

Respite Care – What Parents Should Know

How Child Find Benefits Your Child

Read About the Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act