Those of you at our annual conference in July are already familiar with the bump dance craze that took the world by storm in the summer of 1975. But ICYMI, there’s a new bump that’s all the rage these days – the increase in federal funding for CHIP. Starting in fiscal year 2016, states received […]
It is in the first 1000 days of life that health practitioners actually can have the greatest impact upon a person’s healthy growth and development. The P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Science (Protective factors, Adverse childhood experiences, Resiliency, Epigenetics, Neurobiology, Toxic stress, and Social determinants of health) points to the critical importance of setting a positive health trajectory during […]
By Joan Benso, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children A child’s ﬁrst years of life are marked by tremendous physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth. Detecting possible delays in development during these early years is a critical part of ensuring every child gets to the best possible start and is well prepared to learn […]
Thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CCF has teamed up with NHeLP to launch a series of explainer briefs that unpack the Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care regulations. The importance of these rules cannot be understated. Nearly nine out of ten children in Medicaid and CHIP receive care through […]
Today, more than 45 million children have coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). For the nation’s youngest children, Medicaid and CHIP play an outsized role, covering 44 percent of children under the age of six, compared to 35 percent of children between the ages of six and 18.
By Colin Reusch, Children’s Dental Health Project and Joan Alker, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Last month, a U.S. Senator called children’s dental health “a huge issue people simply don’t think about very often.” Here at Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families and the Children’s Dental Health Project, we think it is time to […]