Children’s Health

Author is Chris for now on the staging site, this will be changed on the live site to NASHP Staff or Kate, Hannah, Karen Main question: How will users use the Compendium? Would they want to see the information organized by the 3 foundational standards and 7 domains? This National Standards compendium categorizes critical data […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog
    How States Are Meeting the Needs of Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Epidemic

    How States Are Meeting the Needs of Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Epidemic

    The opioid epidemic is having a devastating impact on children and families and placing a significant strain on states as they work to develop effective programs and find new funding to respond to this crisis. To address the crisis and promote healthy child development, states are implementing innovative whole-family approaches to prevention and treatment (see […]

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  • Publications
    State Strategies to Meet the Needs of Young Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis

    State Strategies to Meet the Needs of Young Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis

    The opioid epidemic continues to have devastating consequences for children and families across the country, with growing social and financial implications for states. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), in partnership with the Alliance for Early Success, interviewed Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Virginia officials representing state Medicaid, child welfare, and behavioral health programs […]

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  • Publications
    State Levers to Promote Lead Screening and Treatment: Rhode Island’s Strategies

    State Levers to Promote Lead Screening and Treatment: Rhode Island’s Strategies

    Addressing lead hazards today generates future economic benefits and improved health outcomes for children. In partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Academy for State Health Policy is publishing a series of case studies highlighting effective state initiatives to promote lead screening and treatment. This study explores how Rhode Island has used […]

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    Medicaid and CHIP Levers to Promote Lead Screening and Treatment: Indiana’s Experience

    Medicaid and CHIP Levers to Promote Lead Screening and Treatment: Indiana’s Experience

    Addressing lead hazards today generates future economic benefits and improved health outcomes for children. In partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration, NASHP is publishing a series of case studies highlighting state initiatives to promote lead screening and treatment. This study explores Indiana’s efforts to address this issue within its Medicaid and Children’s Health […]

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  • Fact and Figures: How Medicaid Covers Behavioral Health Treatment in Children

    Medicaid pays a large share of treatment costs for children with behavioral health conditions. In 2011, more than 4 million children enrolled in Medicaid had a diagnosed behavioral health condition. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has developed an informational fact sheet summarizing Medicaid provisions that cover behavioral health treatment for children. The […]

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    July 27, 2018 | Filed under: All, Behavioral Health, Children's Health, Medicaid

  • State Health Policy Blog
    State Officials Work to Harness Medicaid as a Change Agent to Increase Immunization Rates

    State Officials Work to Harness Medicaid as a Change Agent to Increase Immunization Rates

    Despite vaccines’ effectiveness in preventing infectious diseases and strong public funding for childhood immunizations, vaccination rates among children living in poverty remain stubbornly lower than for children living above poverty and who are privately insured. Recently, officials from several organizations, including the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), AcademyHealth, and the Colorado Children’s Immunization […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog
    Flurry of Bills Targeting the Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Families Reach Congress

    Flurry of Bills Targeting the Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Families Reach Congress

    The country’s opioid crisis has had a devastating effect on women, children, and families, and continues to strain state health, foster care, and social service agency budgets. A flurry of bills has recently been introduced in Congress to prevent or reduce the effects of the opioid crisis and many directly impact families and children. The […]

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    July 17, 2018 | Filed under: Children's Health, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog

  • State Strategies to Advance Medical Homes for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    State Strategies to Advance Medical Homes for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    Medical homes are critical components of comprehensive care systems for children and youth with special health needs (CYSHCN). They can reduce costs and improve outcomes and care experiences for CYSHCN and their families. This new report, State Strategies to Advance Medical Homes for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, examines effective strategies used […]

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    Health Services Initiative Gives States Unique Tools to Improve the Health of Low-Income Children

    Health Services Initiative Gives States Unique Tools to Improve the Health of Low-Income Children

    With federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) assured through 2027, states can consider using a portion of their CHIP dollars to improve the health of low-income children through innovative Health Services Initiative (HSI). HSIs provide states with a mechanism to use CHIP administrative dollars to fund a range of activities beyond just […]

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