Case Studies: Innovative State Programs That Promote Children’s Health

Many states use innovative approaches in their Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid programs to improve the quality of pediatric care and preventive services. With support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health, NASHP has developed several case studies that highlight successful initiatives designed to improve the health of children and adolescents.

  • Idaho’s Preventive Health Assistance (PHA) program uses incentives that target Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries to promote healthy behaviors and encourage parents to help children and adolescents adopt healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Tennessee has a pay-for-performance program that rewards improvement on Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) quality measures for pediatric preventive services.
  • Minnesota and Oregon use innovative measures at the provider and health plan level to track rates of adolescent depression screening and to measure and incentivize follow-up treatment for adolescents with depression.
  • To learn about more programs, see the NASHP map and chart: State Strategies for Promoting Children’s Preventive Services.