Children’s Health

CHIP’s Future: There Are Hopeful Signs from Congress, But States Still Face Uncertainty

With less than two weeks to go before current federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) ends, Sens. Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden have introduced a bipartisan bill to extend the program for five years. However, state officials face the unsettling possibility that if Congress is unable to pass this legislation and appropriate […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    States have a long history of using home visiting programs to deliver cost-effective interventions to vulnerable children and families, and recent federal investments have been instrumental in the expansion of evidence-based home visiting programs across the United States. Due to budget uncertainties at the state and federal level, states are exploring opportunities to maximize investments […]

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  • Report Highlights Medicaid Funding of Home Visiting Services for Women, Children, and Families
    Publications

    Home visiting programs have a long track record of improving health and life outcomes of children and families, such as increasing school readiness and reducing hospitalizations, while generating long-term savings. States use home visiting to target interventions for some of their most vulnerable populations and utilize multiple private and public funding streams, including Medicaid, to […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    We are five weeks away from September 30th, the date current federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is set to end. Although states can use some of the unspent federal funds that were previously allocated to them, it is projected that those funds will be exhausted during the next fiscal year, beginning […]

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  • Webinars

    Thursday, August 31 from 3:30 PM ET – 4:30 PM ET View the webinar Download the webinar slides August marked the 20-year anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is widely recognized as offering affordable and age-appropriate health coverage and having significantly reduced the uninsured rate of children in low and moderate income […]

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    August 15, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Webinars, Webinars
  • After recent failed efforts to pass a health care repeal or replace bill, Congress spent much of last week re-grouping on a future healthcare strategy. While most current signals point to the likely end of a full ACA legislative repeal effort, there is pervasive recognition that there are issues that need to be urgently addressed […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    As we enter into August, there is increased pressure on states because federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) remains uncertain beyond September 30, which means states are now facing critical decision points. States do not know if and when Congress will continue funding CHIP and even if federal funds are extended will […]

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  • Webinars

    Thursday July 20, 1:00 PM – 2:00PM CT Presented by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, the National Academy for State Health Policy, and the Catalyst Center, this webinar will provide strategies and promising practices to enhance collaboration on pediatric medical home initiatives between Title V children and youth with special health care needs […]

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    July 6, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Webinars, Webinars
  • Wednesday, October 25th 11:00AM-12:30PM As of June 2017, 48 states used managed care delivery systems — either managed care organizations, or primary care management models — to provide Medicaid services to children and youth with special health care needs. This session explores three state approaches to providing Medicaid services to children through these systems. The […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Children's Health, Managed Care, Medicaid
  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Early life experiences profoundly impact children’s development. Mental health issues and adverse events during childhood are associated with lower educational achievement, involvement in the criminal justice system, and poorer health outcomes in adulthood. With numerous systems serving children, states are adopting cross-cutting strategies to promote children’s behavioral health and establish early […]

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