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Pittsburgh Partners Launch Promising Family-Centered Care Model: Special Focus on Promoting Parental Well-Being and Healthy Child Development
Date:10/28/2009

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About the Organizing Partners

Community Care, a provider-owned, federally tax-exempt, nonprofit behavioral health managed care organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, manages behavioral health benefits for approximately one million members throughout Pennsylvania whose health insurance is sponsored through Medicaid and UPMC Health Plan's Medicare and commercial plans. Community Care is part of the Insurance Services Division of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a $6 billion integrated health system. It was founded in 1996 with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality, cost-effective, culturally sensitive behavioral health care.

The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers, Inc. was established in 1988 by a Federal grant to assist families of low birth weight infants. In 1992, The Alliance was chosen by Allegheny County as the Early Intervention Service Coordination Agency for families of children, ages birth to three years, who have developmental concerns. In addition The Alliance works with a number of county wide projects to enhance the integration and quality of early intervention system in Allegheny County.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit research organization providing objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world. RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute's primary goal is to build a collaborative, interdisciplinary health services research enterprise focused on addressing important local and national health care problems.

About the Current National and Local Funders

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organ
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