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About Veronnica Thompson
Veronnica Thompson joined NASHP’s Child and Family Health team as a policy associate in April 2020 and is involved with projects related to maternal and child health. Prior to joining NASHP, Thompson worked at the Office of Policy Initiatives and Budget at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services where she focused on a variety of public health initiatives. She has also served as a pediatric research coordinator at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Thompson has a master’s degree in social work in policy and administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Entries by Veronnica Thompson
Enacted in 2018, the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) significantly reformed the child welfare system and allowed states to use Title IV-E funds to reduce out-of-home placements for children and youth. When those placements are necessary, the FFPSA authorized specific types of allowable congregate settings, including qualified residential treatment programs (QRTPs).
Though largely preventable, tooth decay (caries) is the most common chronic disease in US children, affecting approximately 23 percent of children ages 2 to 5., Texas’s First Dental Home and its enhanced bundled payment has increased access to preventive dental service and improved the oral health of Medicaid-enrolled children ages 6 to 35 months. Providing […]