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Chartbook Update

When it comes to making the case for coverage for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), having access to trusted data sources can make all the difference. This most recent Chartbook update also includes new formatting for an easier reading and navigation experience. 

The Catalyst Center's State-at-a-Glance Chartbook now includes updated data for:
  • Child Health Services such as the number of children's hospitals, pediatricians, family practitioners, and psychiatrists; and number of children served by the state mental health authority
  • Economic indicators, including median and household income, employer size, unemployment rate, Medicaid and CHIP income eligibility, and FY2018 FMAP
  • Factors influencing health insurance coverage, such as the number of children enrolled in Medicaid, continued Medicaid coverage of youth formerly in foster care who have moved from other states, the TEFRA state plan option, the Legal Immigrant Children's Health Improvement Act (ICHIA) option, health care reform, and premium assistance programs
  • Title V Program financing and National Performance Measures 
Data sources you can trust
The most recent data from many sources combine to tell the story of CYSHCN in your state. With the check of a box, you can see new, detailed source information from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and more--all carefully selected to provide you with easy-to-access data that you can rely on for accuracy.

Our next Chartbook update, scheduled for early 2018, will include 
data from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), which is now available on the Data Resource Center website. The 2016 NSCH represents an integration of past years of the NSCH and National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NSCSHCN). The new NSCH was also designed to be fielded annually from 2016 onward, but with smaller samples sizes than in prior years. 

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In case you missed it...
Updated State Family Resource Page

The Catalyst Center has updated our Information for Families page. This directory, which is organized by state, provides links to a wide range of direct service organizations, and to important information related to Title V Maternal and Child Health programs. 

In addition to updating the descriptions of many organizations and confirming all links and resources are up to date and active, we have added:
  • A section for other MCHB-supported National Centers
  • More resources to both the English and Spanish language pages
  • Direct links to state Title V programs
Please send any comments on our Information for Families page to
Family Engagement Quality Improvement Toolkit

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI)  conducted a nationwide quality improvement project to enhance family engagement in the pediatric medical home. This web-based toolkit p rovides tools and resources needed for implementing family engagement quality improvement projects in clinical practice or through multi-site learning collaboratives. 

Examples of resources within this toolkit include: 
  • Institutional Review Board applications
  • Quality improvement change package
  • Data collection instruments
  • Lessons learned tip sheet. 

Implementation of this toolkit can also help individuals, organizations, or groups apply for Maintenance of Certification Part 4 credits. All resources are customizable and free to download.

About the Catalyst Center
The Catalyst Center, the National Center on Health Insurance Coverage and Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, is supported by HRSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U41MC13618, Health Insurance and Financing/CSHCN ($473,000 annually). This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. LCDR Leticia Manning, MPH, MCHB/HRSA Project Officer.