Report Highlights Medicaid Funding of Home Visiting Services for Women, Children, and Families

Home visiting programs have a long track record of improving health and life outcomes of children and families, such as increasing school readiness and reducing hospitalizations, while generating long-term savings. States use home visiting to target interventions for some of their most vulnerable populations and utilize multiple private and public funding streams, including Medicaid, to support these programs. This issue brief, developed with support from the Alliance for Early Success, highlights Medicaid and other funding sources available to support these services and explores opportunities to integrate home visiting into state health reform efforts. The brief also features examples of how states use Medicaid to finance home visiting programs.

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Learn more about Community Health Workers: Policy Opportunities for Population Health and Patient-Centered Health Care at NASHP’s 30th Annual State Health Policy Conference Oct. 23-25, 2017, in Portland, OR.

Discover how states are designing, implementing, and funding their community health worker programs across the nation at NASHP’s community health worker interactive map.