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AIM Partners: Products Developed by the National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) Bibliography

AIM Partners: Products Developed by the National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices (NGA)

Bibliography of Materials from MCHLine®

This bibliography of 5 items is drawn from MCHLine®, the MCH Digital Library online catalog. It includes selected materials published primarily in the last ten years.  

The MCH Digital Library focuses on publications from federal and state agencies, from grantees of federal and state agencies, and from professional and voluntary organizations. It contains unique materials on the history of maternal and child health in the United States, policy papers, reports, conference proceedings, manuals, survey instruments, guidelines, and curricula. The library does not collect materials on clinical medicine. Consumer health materials and commercially published materials are collected very selectively.

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National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Health Division. 2005. MCH update: States protect health care coverage during recent fiscal downturn. Washington, DC: Health Division, National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on state efforts to provide health care coverage for low-income women and children during the fiscal downturn of 2003. The report, which includes an executive summary, provides background and discusses the proportion of U.S. births covered by Medicaid, eligibility levels and enrollment policies for pregnant women and children, and health insurance coverage for parents and adults. A conclusion is included. Extensive statistical information is presented in tables at the end of the report. The report includes one appendix: a history of Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program eligibility for pregnant women and children. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org/cms/center Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Child health, Costs, Eligibility, Enrollment, Financing, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Parents, Pregnant women, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Women's health

National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Health Policy Studies Division. 2003. MCH update 2002: State health coverage for low-income pregnant women, children, and parents. Washington, DC: National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Health Policy Studies Division, 23 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief describes trends in Medicaid and state children's health insurance program eligibility requirements for low income children and pregnant women in 2002 in the U.S. and its territories. The brief provides background information and information on the percentage of births covered by Medicaid, eligibility streamlining efforts, and health insurance coverage for low income parents and adults. Statistical information is presented in numerous tables and figures throughout the brief.

Contact: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org/cms/center Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Eligibility, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Parents, Pregnant women, State Children's Health Insurance Programs, State initiatives

National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Health Policy Studies Division. 2000. Managed care regulation and oversight in nine states. Washington, DC: National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Health Policy Studies Division, 62 pp. (Issue brief)

Contact: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Contact Phone: (202) 624-5306 Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Contact E-mail: torloffnga.org OR jharrisnga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org/cms/center Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Consumers, Florida, Georgia, Health maintenance organizations, Health services delivery, Managed care, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Program evaluation, Quality assurance, Texas, Vermont, Virginia

National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Health Policy Studies Division. 1998. How states can increase enrollment in the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Washington, DC: National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Health Policy Studies Division, 17 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief examines the outreach and enrollment opportunities as well as the challenges facing governors and state health policymakers as they implement the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The requirements of the SCHIP legislation for outreach activities are outlined, funding and assistance for designing outreach activities at the state and national levels are identified, state administrative efforts to streamline enrollment are described, and outreach campaigns for health assistance and promotion are profiled. The issue brief also identifies the unique outreach and enrollment challenges related to children with special health care needs and immigrant children. An appendix highlights the best outreach and enrollment practices of three states. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org/cms/center Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Enrollment, Federal legislation, Health insurance, Immigrants, Outreach, Social Security Act, Title XXI, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State MCH programs

National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Health Policy Studies Division. 1998. State strategies to improve managed care quality and oversight in a competitive market. Washington, DC: National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Health Policy Studies Division, 8 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes observations and lessons learned from a National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices conference on managed care quality held in Washington, DC, on December 4-5, 1997. Four issues are addressed: providing consumer protections, enhancing the quality of care, coordinating state regulatory administrative structures, and developing performance measurement systems. Key conclusions from the conference are outlined. Discussion of efforts in Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Vermont to protect health care consumers and enhance the quality of health services is also included. The work of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Foundation for Accountability is also described.

Contact: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Contact Phone: (202) 624-5306 Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Contact E-mail: torloffnga.org OR jharrisnga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org/cms/center Available from the website.

Keywords: Conferences, Consumer protection, Consumers, Health maintenance organizations, Health services delivery, Managed care, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Program evaluation, Quality assurance, Texas, Vermont

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author 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.