Children’s Health

We are five weeks away from September 30th, the date current federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is set to end. Although states can use some of the unspent federal funds that were previously allocated to them, it is projected that those funds will be exhausted during the next fiscal year, beginning […]

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  • Webinars

    Thursday, August 31 from 3:30 PM ET – 4:30 PM ET View the webinar Download the webinar slides August marked the 20-year anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is widely recognized as offering affordable and age-appropriate health coverage and having significantly reduced the uninsured rate of children in low and moderate income […]

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    August 15, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Webinars, Webinars
  • After recent failed efforts to pass a health care repeal or replace bill, Congress spent much of last week re-grouping on a future healthcare strategy. While most current signals point to the likely end of a full ACA legislative repeal effort, there is pervasive recognition that there are issues that need to be urgently addressed […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    As we enter into August, there is increased pressure on states because federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) remains uncertain beyond September 30, which means states are now facing critical decision points. States do not know if and when Congress will continue funding CHIP and even if federal funds are extended will […]

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  • Webinars

    Thursday July 20, 1:00 PM – 2:00PM CT Presented by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, the National Academy for State Health Policy, and the Catalyst Center, this webinar will provide strategies and promising practices to enhance collaboration on pediatric medical home initiatives between Title V children and youth with special health care needs […]

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    July 6, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Webinars, Webinars
  • Wednesday, October 25th 11:00AM-12:30PM As of June 2017, 48 states used managed care delivery systems — either managed care organizations, or primary care management models — to provide Medicaid services to children and youth with special health care needs. This session explores three state approaches to providing Medicaid services to children through these systems. The […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Children's Health, Managed Care, Medicaid
  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Early life experiences profoundly impact children’s development. Mental health issues and adverse events during childhood are associated with lower educational achievement, involvement in the criminal justice system, and poorer health outcomes in adulthood. With numerous systems serving children, states are adopting cross-cutting strategies to promote children’s behavioral health and establish early […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM The Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP), funded by a federal block grant, requires Congress to periodically authorize funding so states can continue to offer these programs. While states celebrate the lowest uninsured rate for children in years, they face uncertainty about CHIP’s future as they wait for Congress to renew funding. […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Children's Health, Medicaid
  • State Health Policy Blog

    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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