The West Virginia Family to Family(F2F) Health Information Center is part of a national information network for families of children and youth with special health care needs. The Center provides help for families who are looking for family-friendly health care information.
The goal of the Center is to improve health care and health care supports throughout West Virginia for children with developmental delays, chronic illnesses and special needs by empowering families to advocate for their children and youth. The statewide Health Information Center reflects a family-directed focus.
The West Virginia Family to Family Health Information Center is funded by a grant for $97,500 per year from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant number H84MC12898. Funding is granted to West Virginia Parent Training Information, Inc. and project activities are partially implemented by the Center for Excellence in Disabilities.
Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) are nonprofit, family-staffed organizations that provide support, information, resources, and training to families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them.
F2F HICs are uniquely qualified to help families because they are staffed by family members who have first-hand experience navigating the maze of health care services and programs for CYSHCN. F2F HIC staff understand the issues that families face and help families make informed decisions.