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Schubel J. 2017. Medicaid helps schools help children. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 7 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines the role of Medicaid in funding critical health-related services for students with disabilities. Topics include providing reimbursement for health care services that are necessary for students with disabilities to succeed in school and ensuring schools' compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requirements, helping students to stay healthy and succeed academically, and connecting students to coverage. The brief also describes the long-term benefits of Medicaid for eligible children and the potential impact of spending reductions on students, local communities, and state budgets. The appendix contains a table on state and federal Medicaid spending in schools.

Contact: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First Street N.E., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-1080 Fax: (202) 408-1056 E-mail: center@cbpp.org Web Site: http://www.cbpp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Eligibility, Enrollment, Medicaid, Reimbursement, Role, School health services, Schools, Special health care needs, State programs, Students

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. 2016. Health insurance marketplaces 2016 open enrollment period: Final enrollment report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 3 items.

Annotation: This issue brief highlights national- and state-level enrollment-related information for the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. An addendum contains detailed state-level tables highlighting cumulative enrollment-related information, including enrollment in stand-alone dental plans. These data are available for states using the HealthCare.gov enrollment and eligibility platform as well as for states using their own platforms.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 415 F, Washington, DC 20201, Web Site: http://aspe.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Data sources, Dental insurance, Enrollment, Health care reform, Health insurance

Gonzales S, Kwarciany J. 2016. Guide to school-based outreach for health coverage enrollment. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 29 pp.

Annotation: This guide describes strategies that school-based outreach groups identify as key in their efforts to successfully expand health care coverage. Contents include a review of the value and benefits of school-based outreach, steps for laying the groundwork for outreach efforts, a description of the outreach process based on lessons and experiences from successful school-based outreach programs, and links to online resources and groups who can provide additional information about the work highlighted in the guide.

Contact: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First Street N.E., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-1080 Fax: (202) 408-1056 E-mail: center@cbpp.org Web Site: http://www.cbpp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Enrollment, Health insurance, Model programs, Outreach, Schools

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2016. State Medicaid & CHIP profiles. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources highlight changes and improvements in state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs to improve access to and quality of health care for individuals and families with low incomes. Topics include expanded coverage for adults; innovation in eligibility, enrollment, and renewal processes and systems; coordination of application and enrollment processes; and messaging and policies to ensure no wrong door to coverage.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Eligibility, Enrollment, Health care reform, Health insurance, Information dissemination, Life course, Low income groups, Medicaid, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Policy development, Service coordination, State programs, Systems development, Trends

Dental Quality Alliance. 2016. Dental Quality Alliance: 2016 annual measures review–Final report from the DQA Measures Development and Maintenance Committee. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes outcomes of an annual review of a set of measures whose goal is to prevent and manage dental caries in children. Topics include utilization and access, cost, and quality of oral health services for children enrolled in public and private insurance programs. Contents include information about the purpose of the review, the review process, the call for public comments, user groups, code updates, and efforts to streamline the starter set of measures.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Costs, Data collection, Data sources, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease management, Disease prevention, Enrollment, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Measures, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Preventive health services, Quality assurance, Risk assessment

Heider F, Wirth B, Kuznetsov RD. 2016. Medicaid managed care: Challenges and opportunities for pediatric medical home implementation and children and youth with special health care needs. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, 5 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for Title V programs, clinicians, and family leaders provides information about the potential effect of Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care on children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families. Topics include requirements for managed care organizations in CHIP and opportunities to mitigate potential unintended negative consequences of Medicaid managed care for CYSHCN and their families. Promising practices and strategies from states are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-7605 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016, ext. 7605 Web Site: https://medicalhomeinfo.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Contract services, Enrollment, Family centered care, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Medicaid managed care, Medical home, Model programs, Primary care, Service delivery systems, Special health care needs, State MCH programs, Youth

Barnett WS, Friedman-Krauss AH. 2016. State(s) of Head Start. New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research, 112 pp.

Annotation: This report describes and analyzes Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-by-state. The report focuses on the 2014–2015 program year but also provides longitudinal data beginning with the 2006–2007 program year. Contents include background on the history of Head Start; what the research says about Head Start's effectiveness; and inequalities in access, quality, duration, and funding. Conclusions and policy recommendations; national figures and overview; and a guide to state profiles, including data points, are also provided.

Contact: National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University, 73 Eastern Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Telephone: (732) 932-4350 Fax: (732) 932-4360 E-mail: sbarnett@nieer.org Web Site: http://nieer.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, Early childhood education, Enrollment, Equal opportunities, Financing, Head Start, Low income groups, National programs, Policy development, Quality assurance, Research, Standards, Teaching, Young children

Connecticut Voices for Children. 2016. Independent performance monitoring in the HUSKY Program: Ensuring accountability for scarce state dollars. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Voices for Children, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document reports on aspects of Connecticut’s publicly funded HUSKY Program performance and quality based on findings from independent performance monitoring. Topics include continuity of health insurance coverage and enrollment changes, maternal health and birth outcomes for new families, enrollment and preventive health services use in early childhood, trends in health services access and use, the impact of a federally funded project on maternal and infant oral health services, and data-quality improvement.

Contact: Connecticut Voices for Children, 33 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510, Telephone: (203) 498-4240 Fax: (203) 498-4242 E-mail: voices@ctvoices.org Web Site: http://www.ctvoices.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Connecticut, Early childhood, Enrollment, Evaluation, Financing, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Medicaid, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Pregnancy, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State MCH programs, Trends

Lee MA, Feder K. 2015. Dental services for children and parents in HUSKY program in 2013: Utilization is improved over 2008 but unchanged from 2012. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Voices for Children, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about coverage continuity and oral health care use over time by young children under age 3, school-age children and adolescents (ages 6 to 14), and pregnant women enrolled in the HUSKY program in Connecticut. Topics include provider reimbursement for oral health services in the HUSKY program, program enrollment, and oral health services received (any care, preventive care, treatment, dental sealants). The report also compares service use rates among children and pregnant women enrolled in HUSKY A (Medicaid) vs. HUSKY B (Children's Health Insurance Program) and describes the relationship between race or ethnicity and use of care.

Contact: Connecticut Voices for Children, 33 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510, Telephone: (203) 498-4240 Fax: (203) 498-4242 E-mail: voices@ctvoices.org Web Site: http://www.ctvoices.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children's Health Insurance Program, Connecticut, Dental care, Dental insurance, Enrollment, Health care disparities, Health care reform, Health care utilization, Medicaid, Oral health, Preferred provider organizations, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Provider participation, Reimbursement, School age children, State programs, Statistical data, Trends, Young children

Lee MA, Feder K, Langer S. 2015. Coverage continuity in the HUSKY program increases children's preventive medical and dental care utilization. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Voices for Children, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report examines how the length of time that children are enrolled in the Medicaid program in Connecticut affects their access to preventive well-child and preventive oral health care. Topics include care use by months enrolled and recommendations for ensuring ongoing coverage for children.

Contact: Connecticut Voices for Children, 33 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510, Telephone: (203) 498-4240 Fax: (203) 498-4242 E-mail: voices@ctvoices.org Web Site: http://www.ctvoices.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Connecticut, Dental care, Dental insurance, Enrollment, Health care utilization, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, State programs, Statistical data

Dental Quality Alliance. 2015. Dental Quality Alliance: Starter set measure annual review–Final report from the Maintenance and Development Committee for public commenting. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 17 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes outcomes of an annual review of a set of measures targeting the goal of addressing prevention and disease management for dental caries in children. Topics include utilization, cost, and quality of dental services for children enrolled in public and private insurance programs. Contents include information about the purpose of the review and the review process. including information about elevated risk, data-quality concerns, continuous enrollment, dental sealants for children ages 6–9, and issues and updates related to coding.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Costs, Data collection, Data sources, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease management, Disease prevention, Enrollment, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Measures, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Preventive health services, Quality assurance, Risk assessment

U.S. Office of Minority Health. [2014]. My coverage, my care: Making health insurance work for me. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides information about health insurance coverage, how to obtain it, and how to use it. Topics include enrolling in health insurance, understanding coverage, common terms, free preventive services, the value of health insurance, finding a provider, primary care vs. emergency care, preparing for the first doctor visit and following up, and finding a local clinic. Information about putting health first, screenings for all ages, healthy eating, staying active, quitting smoking, and getting a flu shot is also included. Additional contents include training tools, fact sheets, resources for educators and federally recognized tribal members, information for older and young adults, a video series, and information about getting help in a language other than English.

Contact: U.S. Office of Minority Health, The Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 453-2882 Secondary Telephone: (240) 453-2883 Fax: (240) 453-2883 E-mail: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov Web Site: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Consumer health, Enrollment, Health care utilization, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Self care, Training materials

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. 2014. An introduction to Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment performance measures. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 9 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief provides an overview of new performance indicators that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid established for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program eligibility and enrollment performance indicators for states to report beginning in October 2013. The brief also discusses the initial data and the opportunities and challenges associated with reporting, analyzing, and interpreting the data. Background information is provided, as well as key findings.

Contact: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Eligibility, Enrollment, Medicaid, State programs, Statistical data

National Health Law Program. 2014. Lessons from CA: Eligibility for former foster care children. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This document describes how California has implemented the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the benefit of young adults (ages 18 and older) who were in foster care or who came to California from foster care in another state. Topics include efforts to enact legislation, develop a simplified application form, provide instructions to counties, and develop a desk aid for eligibility workers.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, California, Children, Eligibility, Enrollment, Foster care, Health care reform, Health insurance, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Act, State legislation, Young adults

Gates A, Stephens J, Artiga S. 2014. Profiles of Medicaid outreach and enrollment strategies: Using text messaging to reach and enroll uninsured individuals into Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 6 pp.

Annotation: This brief focuses on the use of standard cell phones and smartphones for text messages and Internet access and illustrates how one text messaging initiative, Text4baby, a free, personalized maternal child health education text messaging service for pregnant women and new mothers, is helping eligible pregnant women and their families connect to health coverage. The brief describes adult cell phone ownership and use by race/ethnicity and income, the growing use of text messaging and mobile technology in health care, and the Text4baby partnership with the Connecting Kids to Coverage initiative to drive enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program through a series of interactive text messages. A discussion of the impact of the Medicaid module and its implications are included.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Children's Health Insurance Program, Enrollment, Health insurance, Medicaid, Outreach, Pregnant women, Technology

English A, Scott J, Park MJ. 2014. Fact sheet: Impact of the ACA on vulnerable youth. San Francisco, CA: National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center, 3 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet examines implications of the Affordable Care Act for specific populations of adolescents and young adults including those aging out of foster care, involved in juvenile and criminal justice systems, or homeless. Contents include common characteristics of these populations and the obstacles that could prevent them from securing health insurance coverage. Topics include state Medicaid expansion and complexities of the application and enrollment process. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center, University of California, San Francisco, LHTS Suite 245, Box 0503, San Francisco, CA 94143-0503, Telephone: (415) 502-4856 Fax: (415) 502-4858 E-mail: nahic@ucsf.edu Web Site: http://nahic.ucsf.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Barriers, Eligibility, Enrollment, Foster care, Health care reform, Health insurance, Homeless persons, Juvenile delinquents, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Young adults

English A, Scott J, Park MJ. 2014. Implementing the Affordable Care Act: How much will it help vulnerable adolescents and young adults?. San Francisco, CA: National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center, 13 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief explores the implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for adolescents and young adults who are aging out of foster care, involved in juvenile and criminal justice systems, or homeless. For each group, the brief provides an overview of demographic characteristics and health status, and discusses access to health care and health insurance before and after the ACA. The brief concludes with a discussion of common themes and upcoming challenges for the three populations. An accompanying fact sheet summarizes the ACA's implications for these groups. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center, University of California, San Francisco, LHTS Suite 245, Box 0503, San Francisco, CA 94143-0503, Telephone: (415) 502-4856 Fax: (415) 502-4858 E-mail: nahic@ucsf.edu Web Site: http://nahic.ucsf.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Barriers, Eligibility, Enrollment, Foster care, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health status, Homeless persons, Juvenile delinquents, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Young adults

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2014. Strategies for behavioral health organizations to promote new health opportunities in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 3 pp.

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2014. Strategies for behavioral health organizations to promote new health opportunities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 3 pp.

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2014. Strategies for behavioral health organizations to promote new health opportunities in African American communities. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 3 pp.

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