Children’s Health

This report examines the policies and strategies that states use to manage their State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP). It draws on information collected through a series of three surveys that NASHP conducted between 1998 and 2005. The most recent survey examined SCHIP programs as of July 31, 2005. Charting SCHIP III examines findings in […]

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    This report is a summary of early findings from a four-state consortium dedicated to strengthening the early child health and development services offered through Medicaid. The consortium was the first effort in the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative. The report outlines how the Consortium states – North Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and Washington […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications
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    This report summarizes recent research on early brain development, highlights innovative practices in Washington, Kentucky, North Carolina, and California, and offers concrete steps states can take to strengthen early childhood development services. Childhood Development Services 247.2 KB  

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    This report examines how state agencies and medical providers are working together to improve the quality of health care for children, particularly for those who are underserved and members of at-risk populations. The paper discusses the roles that states can play in supporting provider efforts to improve the quality of children’s health care, and it […]

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  • Publications

    In March 2006, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened a small invitational symposium on child health coverage. This brief summarizes key suggestions which emerged during the symposium discussion about lessons learned over the past decade of state efforts to increase rates of child health coverage. Participants in the symposium reviewed and discussed […]

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    Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S., with serious health and social consequences for millions of children. Medicaid alone now serves some 4 million obese children. States are growing increasingly concerned about the issue and are focusing energy and resources on addressing it. This report details state efforts to combat this complex and […]

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    This report is designed to assist states in assessing the effectiveness of their efforts to strengthen mental health services for very young children. The paper is an outgrowth of the work conducted by the five states involved in the ABCD II Consortium, an initiative of NASHP and The Commonwealth Fund that seeks to improve the […]

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    This report summarizes the lessons learned from a four-state collaborative concerned with strengthening the capacity of the health care system to support the early development of children from low-income families. The consortium was the first effort in the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative conducted by NASHP. The report details both the significant […]

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    March 30, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
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    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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    This State Health Policy Briefing discusses the August 17, 2007 letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which has major implications for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and children’s health coverage. Among states and advocates alike, there is concern that aspects of the directive work against achieving the goals of […]

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