Health Care Needs for Former Foster Youth

Transitioning foster youth have been shown to have an increased need for health care 
services due to past issues regarding abuse and neglect. In addition, this vulnerable 
population has an increased risk for mental health and chronic medical issues. Studies show that nearly 60 percent of children in foster care experience a chronic medical condition, with one-quarter suffering from three or more health conditions. This new provision gives former foster youth the opportunity to access the services necessary to address their health care needs.

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