Support Public Health Nurses for Children in Foster Care

Budget Priority

CWDA supports the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) request for additional public health nurses in the Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care. By leveraging a 75 percent federal match, this budget request would bring in an additional $11,534,651 additional federal funds to ensure foster children receive appropriate health and mental health care, and only receive psychotropic medications that are medically necessary.