Children’s Health

by Joanne Jee February 2014 Where some may see opportunities for improved delivery and coordination of care and cost savings, others may wonder about possible disincentives for providing the full array of needed services. For more vulnerable populations, such as children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), the concerns can be heightened.  

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  • Webinars

    States around the country are actively working to improve service delivery under the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents (also known as the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment benefit or EPSDT), Medicaid’s comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21. The benefit provides tens of millions of children […]

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    January 15, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Carla Plaza January 2014 The start of a new year is a time for reflection and making resolutions. A new year also brings renewed hope, and in 2014, many individuals and families will have access to health insurance coverage, perhaps for the first time. Given all the attention to enrollment and coverage due to […]

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  • Publications

    This is an outline of ACA provisions that are of particular interest to state officials in regard to children’s health coverage. Click for the Publication 207.8 KB  

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    August 9, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications
  • Publications

    This is a summary chart of grant and other funding opportunities under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that we have identified as being of particular relevance to State policy makers working on children’s health coverage. Click for the Publication 190.8 KB  

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    August 9, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
  • Publications

    In May of 1999, NASHP and The Commonwealth Fund launched the ABCD project. As states continue to address issues related to early childhood development, this report offers lessons, strategies, and policies learned over the past 12 years through this initiative. This report provides an overview of the focus and priorities of the ABCD initiative, a […]

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    July 19, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Carla Plaza July 2013 Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard and learned much about states’ efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, we have heard less about the continuing efforts and successes of states in covering more children. NASHP’s Children in the Vanguard project, supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, brought […]

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  • Publications

    As states and providers move away from siloed health care systems and toward integrated systems of care, care coordination has become a key area of focus. Through the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III initiative, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Oregon piloted and evaluated strategies to improve care coordination among primary care providers […]

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  • Webinars

    Download Presentation Slides After nearly thirteen years the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program is coming to its conclusion. Despite the formal conclusion of this program, however, there is more work for states to do in promoting early childhood health and development. This final ABCD Alumni-only webinar features brief remarks from both the […]

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    June 18, 2013 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Publications

    Several of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) key provisions are aimed specifically at children, but much of the law focuses on covering the larger uninsured population of adults without dependent children. As states focus on implementing these ACA coverage programs and other systemic changes by January 1, 2014, it will be important that children’s coverage […]

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    June 5, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications, State Exchanges