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New Interactive Title V and Medicaid/CHIP Worksheets

The Catalyst Center created two interactive worksheets for Title V program staff, family leaders, and other stakeholders. The worksheets provide an overview of Title V, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Each worksheet includes resources you can use to find and insert state-specific information to help demonstrate the importance of Title V, Medicaid and CHIP for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). The worksheets were created as companion materials to the Catalyst Center's  Public Insurance Programs and Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Tutorial on the Basics of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) .
Other news of note:
Attend our Workshop at the AMCHP Conference 

In keeping with the theme of this year's AMCHP conference, Engagement with Intention: Inclusivity, Diversity, and non-Traditional Partnerships, the Catalyst Center will be presenting a workshop titled, "Family Partnerships to Address Inequities in Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care among Children with Special Health Care Needs." The workshop will provide an overview of our policy tutorial entitled "Health care coverage and financing for children and youth with special health care needs: A tutorial to address inequities," with an emphasis on partnerships with family leaders who are diverse and representative of the communities they serve. A prominent family leader will share an example of an innovative partnership that involves diverse family leaders working in health care facilities to provide advocacy and outreach to families of CSHCN that is culturally competent and representative of the lived experiences of those families. The workshop (H2), part of the CYSHCN track, is scheduled for Monday, March 6 at 4:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City, MO!
In case you missed it:
Q&A: Care Planning for Children with Special Needs

In November 2016, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health  (LPFCH), in partnership with  Family Voices  and the  Catalyst Center , hosted B eyond Checklists: Care Planning for Children with Special Health Care Needs . This webinar, the third in a series on care coordination, builds on the work that began with the LPFCH's 2015  national symposium , " Designing Systems that Work for Children with Complex Health Care Needs . " The questions and answers from the November webinar and related content, which includes an example of a shared plan of care and links to the webinars, are now available on the LPFCH website.  
About the Catalyst Center
The Catalyst Center, the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U41MC13618, $473,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the Catalyst Center staff 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.