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  • Covered services
  • Autism
  • Youth in transition
  • Youth in foster care
  • Managed care
  • Title V 
Webinar: Addressing Health Coverage Inequities among CSHCN in Your State
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Time: 10 am AKDT; 11 am PDT; 12 pm MDT; 1 pm CDT; 2 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour
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The Catalyst Center's new tutorial, Health Care Coverage and Financing for Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Tutorial to Address Inequities can help MCH leaders, family leaders, and other stakeholders understand and address health care coverage inequities that exist among vulnerable subgroups of CSHCN based on race, ethnicity, language, immigration status, and level of functional difficulty.

The Catalyst Center team will be joined by MCH staff from the Alaska and Michigan Title V programs.

MCH staff from the Alaska Title V Program will discuss a partnership that improved health outcomes for children in tribal communities.
  • Becky Morisse, Alaska CYSHCN Director
  • Jimael Johnson, Autism and Pediatric Medical Home Program Manager
  • Stephanie Wrightsman-Birch, MCH Director 
MCH staff from the Michigan Title V Program will discuss the implementation of Practices to Reduce Infant Mortality through Equity (PRIME) within the Michigan Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) Division.
  • Brenda Jegede, Coordinator for PRIME
  • Lonnie Barnett, Michigan CSHCS Division and Title V CYSHCN Director
Introduction by LCDR Leticia Manning, MPH, MCHB/HRSA project officer

There will be time to ask questions and share the activities your state is undertaking to reduce health care coverage inequities among CSHCN.

In case you missed it:
Proceedings and Follow-Up RFP for Symposium on Medically Complex Children
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health has released the full event proceedings that capture the presentations and discussions at its December 2015 national symposium on children with complex health care needs. The Foundation has also released a related Request for Proposals that describes goals and processes to improve the system of care for children with complex health conditions in the US. Proposals are due on Sept. 15, and selected projects will begin on Dec. 1.  
Other news of note:
Children's Coverage Climb Continues: Uninsurance and Medicaid/CHIP Eligibility and Participation under the ACA
This report from the Urban Institute examines the impact of the coverage provisions in the Affordable Care Act and the effect on children's eligibility and enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP in 2014.   
This Health Policy Hub blog from Community Catalyst provides information about key regulations of the new Medicaid Managed Care rules, including the requirement for separate adult and child behavioral health network adequacy standards and strategies to reduce health disparities based on race, ethnicity, language, disability status, and other demographic factors. 
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.