Medically Vulnerable Care Coordination Project (MVCCP)
The Medically Vulnerable Care Coordination Project (MVCCP) of Kern County is a research- driven project that provides care coordination services for infants and children ages 0-5 years. Services are provided to infants and children with social or medical complexities, who are at risk for costly, lifelong medical and developmental issues.
- Ensure high- risk children receive appropriate care and services.
- Assist patients and their families to navigate the healthcare system.
- Assist in the establishment of health insurance coverage and a medical “home” for all children.
- Serve as an essential link between families, providers, and resources to sustain a system of effective care coordination.
- Enhance the overall efficiency of provider systems, programs, and resources for an improved health care system in Kern County.
Serving children in Kern County, ages 0-5 years, with at least one of the following conditions:
- Premature (≤ 37 weeks)
- Low birth weight (≤ 5.5 lbs.)
- Received care in NICU
- 1+ conditions requiring long-term care
- Lack of health insurance
- Additional support needed due to medical, developmental, family, or socioeconomic issues
For more information or referrals, please contact:
Harli Smith, BSN, RN, PHN
MVCCP Care Coordinator
Did you Know?
- The preterm birth rate in 2021 was 10.5% (United States), 9.1% (California), and 9.6% (Kern County).
- In California, nearly one in seven children are estimated to have special health care needs.
- In California, 1 in 4 children under the age of six are at a moderate- to- high risk for developmental, behavioral, or social delays.