Posts for Children's Health

Health and Housing: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Partnerships

We know that as the energy in the health care world turns to reinventing health care delivery systems, social and economic determinants of health and the role they play in community health are front and center. Studies have uniformly shown...

Punishment of Pregnant Women With Substance Use Issues Harms Parents and Children - So Why Do So Many States Allow It?

The third in our National Minority Health Month blog series. In 2014, Tennessee became the first state in the country to pass a law making it a criminal offense to use drugs while pregnant. Now, two years later, the state...

Best Practices in Ensuring Health Coverage for All Children

Earlier this month, Florida joined 29 other states that offer Medicaid and CHIP coverage to children and pregnant women who legally reside in this country under five years. We, in Ohio, celebrate this monumental step with our friends in Florida....

New Tool to Improve Behavioral Health in Medicaid and CHIP

Finally we have the tools we need to ensure Medicaid appropriately serves behavioral health consumers.

Substance-Exposed Newborns: Looking at Substance Use Through a Two-Generation Lens

The recent rise in opioid use has received attention across the country, as lawmakers, advocates, and public health officials attempt to figure out the best way to address this crisis at the local, state and federal levels. As this issue...

U.S. Task Force Recognizes Critical Need to Address Maternal Depression

In late January, the United States Preventive Services Task Force released its final recommendation statement for adult depression screening.

Medicaid is Growing Up. It’s Time to Go to School.

Thanks to a clarification by CMS regarding the “free care” rule a little over a year ago, schools can be reimbursed for services provided to Medicaid-eligible students. This was a subject of a conference call and toolkit released earlier this...

New Report Highlights Progress, Room for Improvement in Health Coverage Gains for Hispanic Children

Last Friday, the Georgetown Center for Children and the National Council of La Raza co-released a report detailing recent gains in health coverage for Hispanic children. Among the key findings in the report is that the uninsured rate among Hispanic children dropped...

Arizona Kids are Falling Through the Cracks Without Active KidsCare Program

by Joe Fu, Children’s Action Alliance For the fifth year in a row, Arizona had the third highest child uninsured rate in the nation. In 2014, 10% of Arizona’s children were uninsured compared to about 6% nationally, according to a new...
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