Polk County Innovative Approaches

Growing Change for Children & Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Why it matters:
Every child deserves the opportunity to grow and succeed. Children with special healthcare needs can thrive and succeed in life when their families are fully integrated into the community where they live. Because so many services touch their lives, it actually does take a community to ensure they successfully enter adulthood. In Polk County, we treasure our children and families, and want everyone to think of this as their home – the place they belong, where they can achieve their dreams.

What we can do about it:
Innovative Approaches is a community-based effort to ensure the services our community provides to children with special healthcare needs will be there when they need them. Polk County communities can use the Innovative Approaches process to ensure that all of our children can thrive ght here in the place they call home. Contact us to learn how you can help make the vision into a sustainable reality.
For more information, contact Marjorie Vestal (828) 899-0876 or email: Mvestal@polknc.org

Parent Advisory Council (PAC):
The Parent Advisory Council is a diverse group of parents and guardians of children and youth with special health care needs. The PAC is committed to advocating and educating other families and local partners and providers on ways to improve the system of care for families with children who have special needs.

For more information: Please contact: Rosanna Kingston (828) 899-0025 or email: rkingston@polknc.org 

Care Notebooks Are Here!
Care Notebooks are a way to simplify record keeping and store information about many services available to you and your child. To request a free Care Notebook, please contact Marjorie Vestal: Mvestal@polknc.org,