Children’s Health

Increasingly states are focused on the critical role social determinants play in health, and public coverage programs play a key role in this focus. For more than 20 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has worked in coordination with state Medicaid programs to serve the health needs of low-income children. States are leveraging Medicaid […]

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  • Publications

    In light of Mental Health Awareness month, it is important to highlight that a significant number of children and youth experience mental health issues. According to research, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and depression is the second most prevalent behavioral health disorder among Medicaid-enrolled children. State Medicaid programs […]

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  • Webinars

    Technical Assistance for States in Application of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Requirements to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs Overview CMS is offering one-on-one technical assistance (TA) and a series of peer learning sessions to assist states in implementation of the final parity rule. All states are encouraged to participate, regardless of […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is set to end this September, and without Congressional action, states will soon confront significant fiscal challenges. If states exhaust their federal CHIP funds, those with separate CHIP programs can cap enrollment and take steps to close their CHIP programs. States that operate Medicaid expansion CHIP […]

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  • Children’s Health Insurance Resources

    Through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states and the nation have made substantial progress in covering children and improving their access to quality health care supporting healthy growth and development. With ongoing funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NASHP has supported, analyzed, and reported on state efforts to extend children’s […]

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    March 30, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Landing Page
  • Case Study: How Minnesota Uses Medicaid Levers to Address Maternal Depression and Improve Healthy Child Development
    Publications

    Despite evidence that maternal depression is quite common and can negatively impact young children’s development, it is often undiagnosed and untreated. Since the rate of maternal depression is disproportionately higher in low-income women, Medicaid can play a leading role in identifying at-risk mothers and connecting them to treatment. With support from the David and Lucile […]

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  • Publications

    As federal policymakers consider significant changes to health coverage, the future of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beyond September 2017 remains uncertain leaving children’s coverage issues in the balance. To examine ways to ensure children’s health coverage needs continue to be met in the changing health policy environment, NASHP convened a […]

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    March 28, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Front Page, Medicaid, Publications
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Health care delivery system innovations in Medicaid have primarily focused on adult populations as states seek to improve the quality of care and control costs for beneficiaries with chronic and complex health care needs.  Many innovations in child-serving systems have been integrated into broader state reforms for adults and through Centers for Medicaid and Medicare […]

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  • State of the State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, […]

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  • Lead Screening & Treatment in Medicaid and CHIP

    State Medicaid agencies and CHIP programs play a significant role in their state’s lead screening procedures and provision of treatment services for children. This fact sheet was created following a recent webinar with state officials to share key information. It provides data on lead toxicity in children, the potential health impacts, the federal CMS requirements for screening […]

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