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Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Special Children     Special Needs     Special Care

Agency Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for Kentucky's children with special health care needs through quality service, leadership, advocacy, education and collaboration.

Agency Vision

To be the visible leader in supporting the highest quality of life for Kentucky’s children with special health care needs and their families through collaboration and creation of a more accessible community based system of support.

Contact Us

Administrative Office
Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 200
Louisville KY 40222
Phone:  502-429-4430
Toll-free:  800-232-1160
FAX:  502-429-4489
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Guiding Values

Best Practices
We value the provision of best practices by continuous improvement through compassionate, innovative, evidenced-base quality of care that is accessible while being fiscally accountable.

We value collaboration to achieve common goals and promote understanding of each internal and external partner by sharing expertise through collective action to maximize resources in support of children and families.

We value open, respectful communication to enhance innovative teamwork by building on the knowledge and experience of children, families, staff and other partners.

We value advocating for families and children, partnering with them in decision making at all levels and empowering each other and the families and children we serve, so that each person's full potential is realized.

Family Centered
We value the vital role families play as primary decision makers in ensuring the health and well-being of their children through planning, delivery and evaluating systems of care based upon mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families and providers

We value ethical treatment of all individuals regardless of cultural, social or economic backgrounds.


Our goal is to establish and maintain organized, ongoing, innovative education, and outreach programs for staff, families and communities.

Our goal is to collaborate with families and other partners so that systems of support are responsive to identified needs.

Quality Improvement
Our goal is to implement an efficient system, which unburdens staff, attracts providers and maximizes services to patients and families.


Last Updated 3/13/2017