Strategies to Address Alarming Decline in Children’s Health Coverage

In this blog series, CCF Executive Director and Research Professor Joan Alker previews her ninth annual report on children’s health coverage and examines the alarming increase in the number of uninsured children after years of bipartisan success in reducing the child uninsured rate.  Research Professor Tricia Brooks — a policy expert and former state CHIP […]

CCF Annual Child Health Policy Conference 2019

Building a Stronger Foundation for Kids CCF Annual Child Health Policy Conference July 30-August 1, 2019 Tuesday, July 30, 2019   SESSION SPEAKERS 12:00 PM LAYING THE GROUNDWORK: Welcome & Keynote Lunch Plenary: Political Landscape Joan Alker, Georgetown CCF Katie Beckmann, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (moderator) Chris Jennings, Jennings Policy Strategies Dean Rosen, […]

2019 Medicaid and CHIP Snapshot Data Sources

Name of CHIP Program               Kaiser Family Foundation, CHIP Program Name and Type, State Health Facts (as of May 1, 2015). Please note that effective 2013 the former California CHIP program,California Healthy Families Program has been converted into Medi-Cal. Type of CHIP Program Kaiser Family Foundation, CHIP Program Name and Type, State Health Facts (as of May 1, 2015). Number […]

Early Childhood

A child’s brain develops most rapidly in the earliest years of life, building the foundation for learning, behavior and health. Medicaid, along with CHIP, serves four out of five young children in low-income families, serving as a logical place to reach these children and their families before kindergarten. Prioritizing young children and their families in […]

State Medicaid and CHIP Snapshots, 2018

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) created factsheets underscoring the importance of Medicaid in providing coverage for children in all 51 states (including the District of Columbia). Sources are available here. Previous snapshots can be found here.