Behavioral Health

This paper examines issues related to screening children for developmental disabilities and problems. It examines the ways in which screening tools differ from one another and the challenges that are often faced by those working to integrate screening tools in medical practices. The paper is designed to provide states with a framework for evaluating developmental […]

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  • Publications

    This report examines how states are addressing the healthy mental development of children ages birth to 3 and is based on a survey of Medicaid, maternal and child health, and children’s mental health agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report addresses critical issues confronting states, common approaches to addressing them, […]

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    March 30, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Publications
  • Behavioral Health

    Behavioral health services–encompassing mental health and substance abuse services–are a critical need for many in the Medicaid population. NASHP studies state efforts to improve the quality and effectiveness of Medicaid mental health and addiction services. We have worked with partners such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Centers for Medicare […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health
  • Publications

    The five states that participated in the second Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD II) Consortium were successful in improving child development services, increasing the rate of identification of children in need of developmental services, and improving the likelihood that those identified with a potential need received appropriate follow-up services. The results of the […]

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    February 25, 2008 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Publications
  • Publications

    Since 2000, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and The Commonwealth Fund have conducted state learning consortia – in the Assuring better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative – dedicated to improving the delivery of child development services to young children who are Medicaid beneficiaries. The work of the eight ABCD states has […]

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