Category: Resource of the Month Archive

  • June 2019: Vermont’s ACO Model Rewards Providers for Early Childhood Screenings

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    This month, we feature a new NASHP fact sheet: Vermont Uses an Accountable Care Organization Model to Promote Developmental Screenings during Well Child Visits. Vermont’s Medicaid Next Generation Model Accountable Care Model (ACO) program is designed to increase developmental screening of young children during their well-child visits in order to identify and treat development delays, improve care, and contain costs. Strategies for improving screening rates in young children can also be found in Vermont’s Improving Population Health Outcomes Prevention Change Packages.

    Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • May 2019: Transforming Pediatrics to Support Population Health

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    This month, NASHP features Transforming Pediatrics to Support Population Health: Recommendations for Practice Changes and How to Pay for Them, a report that reflects the recommendations of a study group convened in 2018 by the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut and the Connecticut Health Foundation. This multi-stakeholder group considered opportunities and challenges in reforming payment for pediatric primary care to better support population health, health equity, and better connect pediatric primary care with community-based services that support health promotion. Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • April 2019: New Governors Take the Long View in Addressing Early Childhood Development

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    This month, NASHP features its blog, New Governors Take the Long View in Addressing Early Childhood Development. This year a growing number of governors are promoting investments in the future health of their states by focusing resources on their youngest citizens today. This investment to help young children become healthy and productive adults can yield rewards for a state. Studies show that every $1 invested in early childhood programs generates a $2 to $4 return. Learn how California and Ohio governors are investing in healthy child development. Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • March 2019: Resources to Help States Improve Integrated Care for Children

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    This month, NASHP features its Resources to Help States Improve Integrated Care for Children issue hub. Integrating children’s care improves early identification and treatment of health issues that can improve children’s well-being and avoid costly medical, special education, foster care, and criminal justice expenses. The issue hub provides valuable resources for states interested in the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model and others working to implement payment, coverage, and cross-agency strategies to improve for integrated care coordination of behavioral, physical and health-related social needs for children eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Explore other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • February 2019: Medicaid Incentives and Measures for Developmental Screening Map

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    This month, NASHP features its updated Medicaid Incentives and Measures for Developmental Screening map. State Medicaid agencies promote early identification of developmental concerns or delays in young children in a variety of ways, including providing financial incentives and establishing performance measures. The map showcases that, in an increase from 2016, 18 states have established measures or incentives for managed care organizations or providers to increase developmental screening. Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • January 2019: Developmental Screening Measures Map

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    This month on the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, NASHP features its updated developmental screening measures map that tracks voluntary state reporting of the developmental screening measure for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the CHIPRA Core Set of Children’s Health Care Quality Measures. Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. If you have a resource to request be featured, please email ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • December 2018: Virginia’s BabyCare: Improving Birth Outcomes

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    This month, NASHP features Virginia’s BabyCare Program: Working to Improve Birth Outcomes through Medicaid. This NASHP fact sheet explores how Virginia utilizes Medicaid’s reach to improve birth outcomes through behavioral risk screening, case management services, and expanded prenatal services. Check out the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center for additional resources from NASHP, including information for families and providers about Medicaid coverage of maternal depression screening. If you have a resource to request be featured, please email ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • November 2018: What’s Up: Age-Based Resources for Parents

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    This month, NASHP features the What’s Up: Age-Based Resources for Parents, a bilingual resource from ZERO TO THREE’s HealthySteps program that explains what parents can expect at age-based check-ups plus Q&As and tips to explain development from birth to age three. Check out NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center https://healthychild.nashp.org/ for more resources, including a compilation of states’ outreach and training materials for families and providers. If you have a resource to feature, please email ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • October 2018: Explore the Healthy Child Development State Resource of the Month

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    This month, NASHP features its updated Medicaid Maternal Depression Screening maps and 50-State Chart. One map indicates which states Medicaid programs cover maternal depression screening as part of well-child visits. A second map details maternal depression screening tool recommendations and requirements in states. Check out other new resources at NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

    If you have a resource to request be featured, please email ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • September 2018: American Academy of Family Physicians’ The Neighborhood Navigator

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    NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination play in healthy child development each month. In September, NASHP features The Neighborhood Navigator, a tool from the American Academy of Family Physicians and its EveryONE Project. The navigator helps family physicians address social determinants of health by linking them to thousands of social services in their area that can provide help with child care, housing, transportation, employment, and legal services. Check out other newly developed resources from NASHP at Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

    To feature a resource, please email ehiggins@nashp.org.