For Patients and Families
FIN stands for Family Information Notebook. The notebook is designed to help families coordinate a child's care and health. It can help families and others caring for a child exchange information so the child's special health care needs can be met. Families may share copies of any part of their notebook with anyone who works with their child, including family members and friends.
- FIN makes getting care for a child easier and faster. The information is handy when the family or someone who works with a child needs information quickly.
- FIN can help medical personnel, doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, educators, and other caregivers learn about a child's care. It prevents the family from having to repeat the same information again and again.
- FIN can help families with completing health reports and forms for agencies and services related to their child's care.
The contents in the FIN are also available as individual chapter downloads. Each of the pages of the notebook are in PDF format, so you can open and print these files and make your own notebook.
Please contact us for more information, comments, or suggestions about FIN.
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