About Us
CSCC is a non-profit (501(c)(6) advocacy association that is self-funded by 19 member medical groups, including the California Association of Neonatologists. As a result, the Coalition represents over twenty five hundred pediatric subspecialty physicians. These pediatric medical groups are affiliated with nearly every Children’s hospital in the state of California. The Coalition, which solely represents the interests of pediatric subspecialists, is unprecedented in the United States.

To ensure that children and youth with complex health care needs have access to equitable, timely and high quality care, provided by pediatric subspecialists who are able to thrive in California’s health care environment, through strong leadership, education and advocacy.

All children with complex health care needs receive the right treatment, at the right time, at the right place, and from the right provider.

Key Objectives

  • To educate the public and decision makers about the importance of ensuring appropriate, high quality health care for children with complex health care needs.
  • Educate and advocate for policies and practices that benefit children with complex health care needs, their families, and the physicians who specialize in their care.
  • Create a sound organizational infrastructure to achieve our mission, vision, and goals.

Current Priorities

  • Explore opportunities to improve quality and access for children with complex health care needs in areas such as: behavioral health; enhanced care coordination; and transition to adult care.
  • Advance whole child approach as the standard of care for all children with complex health care needs, which includes successful transition to DHCS Whole Child Model for providers and families, and monitoring its implementation.
  • Expand use of telehealth and reimbursement for it to improve access, and quality of care for children with complex health care needs.
  • Ensure sufficient public and private payer reimbursement to promote high quality and timely access to pediatric specialty care.
  • Support and advocate for expansion of workforce development programs to ensure a sufficient pediatric subspecialty workforce in California.
  • Provide education and advocate for targeted genomic testing, where there is evidence-based value for children with rare and complex conditions.