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The Catalyst Center at the Family Voices Leadership Conference

The Catalyst Center had the pleasure of attending the 2019 Family Voices Leadership Conference.

At the conference, the Catalyst Center presented on the Partnership Panel. Along with other national TA center representatives, we spoke about our work, how we partner with families and youth leaders, and upcoming opportunities for collaboration. We recognize authentic family partnerships make our work most meaningful.

The Catalyst Center also provided state-specific TA about Pathways to Medicaid Coverage. This TA to states covered the importance of Medicaid, pathways to Medicaid for children with disabilities such as waivers and state plan amendments, EPSDT (benefits for kids in Medicaid), and how states make changes to their Medicaid program.
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Webinar On Demand: Serving Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Need Long-Term Services and Supports: Better Outcomes at Lower Costs

Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy held a discussion about the needs of people whose home and community-based services (HCBS) are the most costly and strategies for cost-effectively serving them.

The webinar slides and audio recording are available on demand, by registering for access on their site.
A Conversation on Maternal Health Care in Rural Communities: Charting a Path to Improved Access, Quality and Outcomes

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm ET

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are holding an interactive forum, to provide an overview of the state of maternal healthcare in rural communities, with a focus on access to maternal health services before, during, and after pregnancy. In person and virtual attendance is available.   
In case you missed it...
Leveraging CHIP to Improve Children’s Health: An Overview of State Health Services Initiatives

States can use Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funds to develop Health Services Initiatives (HSIs) to improve the health of low-income children and youth. States are using HSIs to support poison control centers, school health services, lead abatement efforts, and other unique prevention and intervention projects. This new NASHP chart highlights the many different types of states’ HSIs.
NASHP Issue Brief: Structuring Care Coordination Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs in Medicaid Managed Care

In this brief NASHP shares lessons from six states in structuring care coordination services for children and youth with special health care needs in Medicaid managed care.

This project (U1TMC31757) is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $500,000, with no financing by nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government; HRSA Project Officer Sarah Beth McLellan. 
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