Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

According to a 1995 report by the General Accounting Office, the 300,000 children living in foster care are among the most vulnerable children in the U.S. As a group, they are sicker than homeless children and children living in the poorest sections of inner cities. This high level of health care need makes health care […]

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  • Webinars

    State health agencies can catalyze the development of systems to improve care coordination between primary care and community service providers. This NASHP webinar, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, focuses on lessons from ABCD III states as they developed quality improvement (QI) projects in partnership with physicians and community organizations to improve care coordination for children […]

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  • Webinars

    Early Intervention services can play a valuable role in promoting the healthy development of at-risk infants and young children. All too often, however, families and children who would benefit from Early Intervention services face barriers to accessing them. This Alumni webinar, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, focused on a new study that identifies potential barriers […]

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  • Publications

    According to the data from the Administration on Children Youth and Families there are an estimated 600,000 children residing in foster care in our country. Each of these children enter foster care with a background of abuse or neglect sufficient to warrant being removed from their families. The children entering care present complex medical and […]

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  • Publications

    Increasingly, the system for delivery of health and medical care to children in foster care is perceived as less than adequate to achieve the most desired outcomes for these children. While never viewed as having been the perfect system, the shortcomings of the current approach have been exacerbated and highlighted by the growth in the […]

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  • Publications

    This briefing report is written to alert public and private sector decision makers to the potential advantages and disadvantages of a health care reform strategy based on managed competition from the perspective of an important and vulnerable population — children with special health care needs. Nearly a third of all children in the U.S. currently […]

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  • Publications

    The purpose of this report is to alert public and private decision makers who are engaged in the health reform debate to the special circumstances facing low-income children with disabilities. These children require more care, different and specialized care, and more costly care than children without disabilities. Some benefit greatly from many of the services […]

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  • Publications

    This tutorial on the basics of Medicaid and CHIP is a collaboration of NASHP and the Catalyst Center: Improving Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN). The tutorial gives a broad overview of Medicaid and CHIP, the many different populations these programs serve, the changes they are undergoing as […]

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  • Publications

    This is the second in the series of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III Innovation Briefs. This new brief focuses on the web-based referral and tracking system (“web portal”) that Oklahoma has built into its pre-existing Preventive Services Reminder System. The state designed this web portal to improve care coordination for children with […]

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  • Publications

    This is the first in a series of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III Innovation Briefs. This brief focuses on electronic information-sharing systems that Illinois is building or adapting to improve care coordination for children with or at risk of developmental delays. Illinois is poised to improve care coordination by implementing an electronic […]

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