Family Voices at PTI NEBRASKA
PTI Nebraska is the Family Voices State Affiliate Organization.
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.
To learn more about the national initiatives of the National Family Voices, please visit the Family Voices website.
THE CHILDREN & YOUTH: It is estimated that 10.2 million children in the United States, 62.759 in Nebraska, have special health care needs. Like other children and youth, those with special health care needs and/or disabilities deserve a happy, healthy childhood and youth – attending school, enjoying community events, living with their families, and worshiping with friends and neighbors – as well as the opportunity to become productive adults. However, unlike other children, they have challenging health conditions – physical, mental, or emotional – that require more planning and attention. While they require various levels of health care, all children deserve quality, affordable, and accessible care.
THE WORK: The work of the Mission is accomplished through the efforts of thousands across the country-family and youth leaders and members of Family Voices, Regional Coordinators, partners and allies, as well as the national Board of Directors and staff. It is through the combined efforts of many that goals are reached and health care for children is improved. In Nebraska, Family Voices at PTI Nebraska can assist you with issues related to the health care of a child or youth with a special need or disability.
Find out how you can add your voice to the Family Voices Network by becoming a member. Together we can impact the lives of families with children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities. Contact Nina for more information.
Nina Baker | Health Information Coordinator (Infants, Toddlers, School Age and Young Adults) and Family Voices
1941 S 42nd St, Suite 205, Omaha, NE 68105
Nina Baker provides training, information and support to families who have children with special health care needs. She has worked at PTI Nebraska since 1993. Nina and her husband have two adult daughters. Their oldest daughter has Down syndrome and related, special health care needs.