Children’s Health

The Puerto Rico ABCD Screening Academy Project built upon the efforts of the Puerto Rico-Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (PR-ECCS) initiative to increase the number of providers implementing structured developmental screening for children ages 0 to 5 years old. The Administración de Seguros de Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) implemented training sessions for providers and parents […]

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  • ABCD Resource Center
    Maps,Toolkits

    The ABCD Electronic Resource Center is designed to provide state policymakers, primary care providers and other child and family service providers with easy access to research and resources that they can use to promote early childhood health and development.  The resources in this ERC confirm findings from the ABCD Consortia that there are three factors critical to success: […]

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    March 9, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Maps, Toolkits
  • What is the ABCD Program? The Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program is funded by the Commonwealth Fund, administered by NASHP, and designed to assist states in improving the delivery of early child development services for low-income children and their families by strengthening primary health care services and systems that support the healthy […]

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    March 5, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health
  • Early Childhood Services Costs, Financing, and Return on Investment ABCD states each endeavored (and still continue to do so) to improve the delivery of care to young children, mostly without seeking new appropriations, changing state law, or obtaining federal approval. States found that they could make improvements to care without new funding or legislation They accomplished […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health
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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health
  • Publications

    With reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) moving quickly through Congress, this State Health Policy briefing seeks to inform the federal legislators and other policymakers about the issues of greatest concern to SCHIP program directors related to the reauthorization. The brief was developed by NASHP through in-depth conversations with and input from […]

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    February 12, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
  • Publications

    Nearly two thirds of the nation’s 8.9 million uninsured children are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid and SCHIP. This new report from the National Academy for State Health Policy, the National Program Office for the Maximizing Enrollment for Kids program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines strategies states can use to increase enrollment […]

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    February 11, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications
  • Publications

    This summary is intended to assist professionals who work in systems serving children, such as juvenile justice and child welfare. For more information about Medicaid and its key concepts as they relate to the juvenile justice system, see A Medicaid Primer for Juvenile Justice Officials. As of January 2008, 1,007,188 adults and children were covered under […]

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    August 23, 2008 | Filed under: Children's Health, Delivery System Reform, 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 13, 2008 | Filed under: Children's Health
  • During the TX Learning Session, when Julie and Chuck from Utah were presenting, somebody from other states made a comment that their state experienced problems with using the CPT code 96110 as it was not usable for hospital-based practices. Does anyone know what the problem is, if any? What is the experience of other states […]

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    July 23, 2007 | Filed under: Children's Health