This month, we feature a NASHP resource, States Take Action to Improve and Expand Early Childhood Education. State policymakers recognize the link between early childhood education and better health, higher educational attainment, and improved socioeconomic status. With early childhood programs yielding a $2 to $4 return for every $1 invested, many states are looking upstream and investing in early education. Learn how states are implementing innovative early childhood policies and programs through budget appropriations, executive orders, and legislative initiatives. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to email@example.com.
This month, NASHP features a resource from Manatt Health and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Fostering Social and Emotional Health through Pediatric Primary Care: A Blueprint for Leveraging Medicaid and CHIP to Finance Change. The blueprint describes a set of strategies and tools that state Medicaid and CHIP agencies, managed care plans, pediatric care providers, and others can use to optimize the social and emotional development of young children through pediatric practice. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month, NASHP features its chart: Medicaid Developmental Screening Policies by State. It provides an overview of state developmental screening policies and details which tools are used by the 32 states that specify developmental screening tools. The chart also identifies reimbursement rates for developmental screening, screening requirements, and more. Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to email@example.com.