Children’s Health

This State Health Policy Briefing is the third in a series examining the efforts of 19 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to improve identification of children with or at risk for developmental delay. For 15 months, ending in July 2008, these states and territories worked together, with the support of NASHP and […]

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    NASHP conducted this scan of states in order to better identify and understand what states are doing through variously funded early child health and development agencies to promote better care coordination, case management, and linkages to services for young children. The scan was designed to elicit strategies used by the three state agencies to improve […]

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    April 9, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Publications
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    States can play an important role in improving care coordination and case management and strengthening linkages between primary care providers and other child and family service providers to promote and support the healthy development of young children.  States can use primary care practice-based strategies, service provider linkage strategies, and systems change and cross-system strategies. This […]

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    April 8, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Publications
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    Based on six focus groups in three states, this paper details parent perceptions of the SCHIP program and includes a summary of feedback on why some families have not continued to enroll their children in the program. Part of a larger, seven-state study, the report pays special attention to issues of retention, disenrollment, and re-enrollment. […]

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    This report discusses findings from site visits made to three states that extended SCHIP coverage to parents, and looks at the early experiences of these states’ programs. The states began covering families through SCHIP under a section 1115 demonstration project.   SCHIP_family_coverage.pdf 475.8 KB  

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    This policy brief examines state policies and procedures concerning enrollment caps and freezes, wait lists, and open enrollment periods in SCHIP programs. The brief provides information from six states that have experience with these strategies. SCHIP_enrollment_caps.pdf 189 KB  

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    This paper reports on findings from a series of focus groups with parents of current and former SCHIP enrollees in Alabama, Nevada, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. The focus groups were designed to explore parents’ feelings about and experiences with cost sharing. The groups addressed the following topics: attitudes about paying premiums and copayments, opinions […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
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    This brief highlights opportunities for programmatic improvement in the delivery of mental health services for children in SCHIP. The brief examines strategies and challenges faced by three state SCHIP programs. Each state reports successful approaches to managing the delivery of mental health services for the SCHIP population. Mental Health Access in SCHIP Programs 363.5 KB […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Children's Health, Publications
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    This brief examines key elements of the seven state SCHIP buy-in programs in operation in 2005. The buy-in programs are designed to fill a coverage gap created when children leave the SCHIP program due to loss of financial eligibility and then become uninsured because their families do not have access to employer coverage or cannot […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
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    This report examines the policies and strategies that states use to manage their State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP). It draws on information collected through a series of three surveys that NASHP conducted between 1998 and 2005. The most recent survey examined SCHIP programs as of July 31, 2005. Charting SCHIP III examines findings in […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications