Children’s Health

This State Health Policy Briefing explores recent decisions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which have serious implications for states striving to expand health coverage for children. Download available here. While Congress was debating the reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in 2007, CMS issued a directive and other […]

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  • Publications

    Over the past decade, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) has made great strides in increasing health care coverage among youth under age 19. However, this overall success masks an important disparity – adolescents are more likely to be uninsured than younger children. As state policy makers and program administrators seek to build on […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
  • Publications

    This State Health Policy Briefing describes some of the most common strategies states use to achieve universal children’s coverage, including expanding public programs and creating other opportunities for families with uninsured children, such as through buy-in programs and premium assistance programs. It is based primarily on interviews conducted with senior administrators from eight state Medicaid […]

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  • Publications

    Charting SCHIP II: An Analysis of the Second Comprehensive Survey of State Children’s Health Insurance Programs is the second report published in a series that examine the policies and strategies that states use to manage their CHIP programs. These reports draw on information NASHP has collected through surveys conducted since 1998. Charting CHIP II represents […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, 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
  • 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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    March 10, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health
  • 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