Key Professional Resource Websites
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access. See CHIPRA Children's Health Care Quality Measurement and Improvement Activities for resources related to the quality provisions of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). Also see the Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI™) for research findings for policymakers to help them improve access to and quality of health care for children and adolescents from families with low incomes.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Publications and tools for health professionals and advocates at the federal, state, and community levels to improve access to care for children and adolescents. Topics include implementation of the ACA at the federal and state levels, the ACA's essential health benefits, CHIP, Medicaid, Medicaid payment rates, and enrollment. Resources include an actuarial analysis of net medical costs paid by insurers for physician services for children. Also see the Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program, theHealthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program, and the Community Pediatrics Grants Database.
- Catalyst Center. Publications, data, presentations, and tutorials for policymakers, program administrators, and health professionals about improving health care coverage and financing for children and adolescents with special health care needs. Presents strategies to cover more children and adolescents, close benefit gaps, pay for additional services, and build capacity.
- Center for Children and Families (CCF). Analyses of policy developments and implementation efforts related to Medicaid, CHIP, and the ACA. See CCF's blog, Say Ahhh!
- Commonwealth Fund. Health policy reports, data, maps, surveys, webinars, newsletters, and a blog on topics that include health insurance, state health policy and Medicaid, the ACA, health insurance premiums, and state health insurance marketplaces.
- Families USA. Background information, issue briefs, fact sheets, charts, state news, advocacy tools, a blog, and e-news for advocates and policymakers about Medicaid, CHIP, CHIPRA, the uninsured, and the ACA. Topics include outreach, enrollment, eligibility, and retention.
- Insure Kids Now: For Professionals. Information, policy guidance, and data about Medicaid and CHIP. Includes state participation rates, information about state eligibility and enrollment options, and tools to support the outreach and enrollment initiative, Connecting Kids to Coverage.
- Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Issue briefs, public polling statistics, graphics, and interactive tools about Medicaid and CHIP, health reform and the ACA, private insurance, and the uninsured. See KFF's State Health Factsand Kaiser Health News.
- Medicaid.gov. Information about Medicaid, CHIP, and the ACA, including federal policy guidance and state-specific program information and data. Topics include benefits, cost sharing, delivery systems, eligibility, financing and reimbursement, managed care, outreach and enrollment, and quality of care. Includes a set of fact sheets to help support outreach and enrollment efforts that covers eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP, benefits of both programs, and how individuals can enroll. Also presents an overview of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit, which provides comprehensive health services for infants, children, and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid.
- National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). State policy and program information and analysis, research, and tools about health insurance coverage, access to care, and the ACA and state health reform. See fact sheetsabout each state's CHIP program. Also see Maximizing Enrollment, an initiative to increase enrollment and retention of eligible children into Medicaid and CHIP programs and to establish and promote best practices among states.
- National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). Information to assist Navigators and other health insurance enrollment specialists in helping people with disabilities and their families obtain accurate information when selecting and enrolling in insurance through the ACA Marketplaces.
- Urban Institute (UI): Health Policy Center. Research and analysis about health insurance coverage, access to care, and use of health care services. Presents a wealth of publications and statistics on topics that include private insurance, the uninsured, Medicaid and CHIP, disability and long-term care, vulnerable populations, and state and federal health reform.
Learning Opportunities for Title V Staff
- Center for Children and Families: Say Ahhh! A Children's Health Policy Blog. This blog addresses current health care coverage issues for children and families.
- Commonwealth Fund. A set of newsletters addresses health reform, health care quality, state health policy, federal health policy, and new Commonwealth Fund resources. The Commonwealth Fund Blog presents analysis and commentary about health reform and other pressing health policy issues.
- Families USA. The Families USA Blog offers analysis and commentary about the ACA, children's health, Medicaid, and other health policy topics. Sign up for the Health Action Network for e-mail updates with information and action steps on Medicaid, Medicare, children's health, private insurance, and other important health care developments.
- Kaiser Health News. Coverage of health policy issues and developments at the federal and state levels and trends in the delivery of health care and in the marketplace. Presents daily summaries of major health care news from across the nation, as well as videoclips and commentary on topics that include health reform, Medicaid, and the uninsured.
Resources for Families
of Child Health Day Materials
MCH Library provides access to historical
publications from the U.S. Children's
Bureau, including the following full-text
Child Health Day 2013
Child Health Day 2012
Child Health Day 2011
Child Health Day 2010
Child Health Day 2009
Child Health Day 2008
Health Day 2007
materials ranging from 1926–2008 are