Children’s Health

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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  • 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
  • Webinars

    Care coordination is a focal point of health care delivery reform initiatives across the country, yet there has been limited progress in measuring it, particularly for children and between primary medical care and community service providers. How can states and providers begin to measure this crucial element of care? Join speakers from CMS, NASHP, and […]

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  • Webinars

    Dowload presentation here (PDF) Health insurance exchanges or marketplaces need to be prepared to serve children’s needs as well as adults. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), an already established and tested program, offers features that can help states meet ACA exchange requirements while establishing good coverage for children. With support from the David and Lucile […]

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    May 21, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, State Exchanges, Webinars
  • Advancing Children’s Coverage Toolkit
    Toolkits

    As states take different approaches to implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and new coverage options primarily designed for adults, they may be challenged to maintain and further the progress made in children’s coverage. When the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was enacted in 1997, 25 percent of low-income children were uninsured in the United […]

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    May 3, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Featured, Toolkits
  • State Health Policy Blog

    As state and federal government officials race to meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation deadlines much of their attention has been focused on adults who will be newly eligible for health coverage.  Health insurance exchanges (exchanges) or marketplaces need to be prepared to serve children’s needs as well.  The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), an […]

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