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Recommended Benchmarks of Health Care
Benefits for Newborns, Infants and Children

On June 10, 1999, the FICC adopted a package of health care benefits as appropriate to meet the needs of all newborns, infants, and young children. The FICC strongly encourages all member agencies and related organizations to adopt,disseminate widely, and encourage adoption of this statement of child health policy by relevant state and community agencies.

Principles of Family Involvement

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The FICC believes in the involvement of family members at all levels of policy and service delivery planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. On September 14, 2000, the FICC adopted the following set of benchmarks by which individual organizations and governmental bodies can assess their respective efforts in involving family members in the development and evaluation of policies and practices. The FICC encourages all participating member agencies and organizations to review and use these benchmarks.

TRICARE and IDEA Part C: A Guide to Services

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This guide was developed by the FICC Finance Committee in conjunction with representatives from both the Departments of Education and Defense, particularly the TRICARE Management Administration. It addresses questions about the interface between the Department of Defense military health system and the Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program (Part C) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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