Care Coordination

This report looks at systems of tracking health care services and providers of care for children in foster care. It builds on a NASHP survey of health passport activity around the country and highlights innovative approaches. The report also analyzes the barriers to successful implementation and the implications of Medicaid HMO contracting on health passport […]

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  • Publications

    This paper summarizes the results of a meeting convened as a means of engaging state, federal, provider, and consumer experts from the child mental health and maternal child health fields in a conversation about how to develop stronger collaborative approaches to improve systems for child and adolescent mental health. The meeting was based on the […]

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    March 30, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Publications
  • Publications

    Early access to high-quality child health care and development programs builds a foundation that ensures each child the optimum chance to grow strong physically, emotionally, and socially. Medicaid, the primary insurer for more than a quarter of all children in the United States, is the critical link to building this foundation for poor and low-income […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Medicaid, Publications
  • Publications

    Children must be healthy in order to learn. Their motor skills, coordination, and overall physical health affect social-emotional and cognitive development and academic achievement. The domains of child development are interrelated, demanding a multi-sector approach to foster healthy development. Yet, cross-sector service coordination remains a challenge. Increasingly, states are recognizing that healthy development requires attention […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Publications
  • As providers conduct more screening and identify more children in need of follow-up services, the weakness of the U.S. child-serving systems and inadequacy of linkages among providers becomes increasingly apparent.* It is clear that more must be done to improve referrals and assure access to services essential as follow up to screening. Promising approaches for […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination
  • Coordination of Care

    Care coordination is a critical element of both long term care and chronic care delivery systems. Persons with long term care needs often require services and supports financed by differing programs and provided by multiple entities.  To overcome this fragmentation, states have established single entry points for accessing services, creating an umbrella under which multiple […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination