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Webinar Recording: Supporting Title V and Medicaid Collaboration in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation

On July 20, 2017, the National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI), the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), and the Catalyst Center presented a webinar for Title V and Medicaid agency staff, pediatric clinicians, family advocates, and others to discuss state-specific  strategies and promising practices that foster Title V/Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and Medicaid partnerships around the implementation of pediatric medical homes. View the webinar slides and listen to the recording by clicking on "Supporting Title V and Medicaid Collaboration in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation" at the link below.
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WBUR's On Point Explores Role of Medicaid for CYSHCN

On July 11, CAHPP Director Sara (Sally) Bachman participated in a nationally broadcast radio discussion of the role Medicaid plays for children with disabilities and their families, and the potential impact of cuts in Medicaid funding. She was joined by Jordan Rau, senior correspondent of Kaiser Health News, and Lanhee Chen, research fellow of the Hoover Institution, on WBUR's On Point program, moderated by Ray Suarez.

"Families will do almost anything it takes to make sure that their child [with special health care needs] is thriving," Bachman explained. "One of the things that doesn't get talked about very much is family financial hardship. The data show that families cut back on work or quit work altogether in order to provide services to their child with special health care needs. This really has a negative impact on the economy. Not only are families not able to work and access private health care coverage through their employer, they also then sink into poverty and become dependent on the very [Medicaid] program that we're talking about cutting. So children need supports in all the settings that you find children, and you want children to be at home, at school, with their peers, having a higher quality of life. That also helps families to be participating in the economic engine."

The CoIIN to Advance Care of Children with Medical Complexity

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has awarded the Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health (CISWH) at the Boston University (BU) School of Social Work funding to lead a project aimed at testing and spreading innovative care delivery and payment models for children with medical complexity (CMC). The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Advance Care of Children with Medical Complexity (CMC) aims to improve the quality of life for children with multiple chronic and severe conditions, improve the well-being of their families, and increase the cost-effectiveness of their care.
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Call for Applications: Innovative and Promising Practices in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation 

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) is collecting promising practices and innovative models that encourage the implementation of pediatric medical homes at the practice, community, state, and national levels. 
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.