Glossary

California Children’s Services (CCS)

State program to provide health care for individuals with certain conditions up to age 21. Medical therapy can be delivered at facilities or at public schools. Program can be used in conjunction with Medi-Cal to provide a percentage of medical costs.

Cal-Fresh

California’s name for its Food Stamp (SNAP) program which provides up to $204/month per household member onto a specialized debit card (EBT card). Purpose of the program is to provide additional income specifically to supplement the recipients budget for food (either at a restaurant or grocery store).

Child Protective Services (CPS)

Government organization at the county level designed to investigate and report claims of child abuse including neglect, abandonment, financial, sexual and physical violence. Organization also responsible for intervening with families and can take children away from the parents home in cases of neglect and abuse.

Cardiologist

Cardiologists are specialists in finding, treating, and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Coccygeal

The coccyx is a small bone at the very end of the spinal cord, and is also known as the tailbone.

Care Coordination

The organization of care, activities, personnel and services for a patient who is dealing with a life altering injury or illness.

Case Management

The process of assessing, evaluating, planning and advocating for the needs of an individual dealing with a life altering injury or illness and their family. These needs stretch across all medical, specialist and benefit arenas to promote patient health, quality of life and best possible outcome.