The Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions (CYCC) dates back to 1993 and an executive order from then Governor Stephen Merrill that established an “Advisory Council” on issues impacting the lives of chronically ill children and their families. With the signing of HB 472 by Governor Jeanne Shaheen in July of 1997, the CCACHC (Council for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions)  was officially established in state statute.

CYCC is the only statewide organization that has a legislative mandate to focus on the issues affecting children and adolescents with chronic health conditions.