The Committee on Foster Care
The Committee on Foster Care, comprised of pediatricians and representatives from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services, continues its commitment to improve the health care of children in foster care.
In Worcester, the FaCES Clinic (Foster Children Evaluation Services) continues to provide screening, procurement of past medical records, comprehensive evaluation, updating of immunizations, laboratory tests as needed, and necessary referrals for all children from birth to 18 years of age. At completion of these visits, all medical information is sent to child’s Medical Home while in foster care. FaCES received a $30,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Foundation to develop a program for children in foster care who are, or are at risk of becoming, obese. This grant has supported educational dinner programs for foster families as well as the development of a website about issues of children in foster care. We welcome all to visit this website: http://facesclinic.com and note the interactive sections for medical providers, social workers, foster children and youth, and foster families.