Posts for Children's Health

Ready, Set, Learn: Ensuring Children Are School Ready

Children do not leave their health care needs at the school’s front door: those health care needs and children’s access to services impact their educational outcomes and long-term health.

Community Health Workers Provide an Important Service - Now Let’s Get Them Sustainable Funding!

Recently, a woman came to the Hispanic Health Council (HCC) seeking help with housing. It was only during the visit that Maria, a Community Health Worker (CHW) who works with pregnant and postpartum women at HHC, learned that the woman...

CMS Urges States to Pay for the Dental Services Kids Need

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an informational bulletin underscoring the link between oral and overall health and the importance of dental care for children with Medicaid coverage. This bulletin recognizes the pitfalls of...

Rule Threatens Coverage of Critical Women’s Health Services

Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), only 12 percent of individual health insurance plans covered maternity care.

Bipartisan Opioid Bill Supports Trauma-Informed Approach for Children and Families

In recent good news, the opioid bill that is garnering wide bipartisan support has multiple provisions that address childhood trauma and provide support for impacted children and families. Last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously...

It Is Time To Get REL!

Connecticut advocates push for improved racial, ethnic and language data While the federal landscape continues to hold our attention as threats to public health and coverage programs continue to surface and evolve, state-level advocates are busy advancing agendas that inform...

Zombie Graham-Cassidy Bill Detracts from Bipartisan Efforts to Support Children’s Health

While Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Wyden (D-OR) are working on bipartisan solutions that support children’s access to health insurance, Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA) are throwing their energy into bringing Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal back from the dead....

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): MA Taskforce Report Offers Path to Advancing Parent and Infant Health

The rise in opioid misuse has continued to receive attention across the country, and only more urgently in recent months as Republicans continue to press forward toward a repeal of the ACA with a disastrous replacement bill

Social Determinants and Sun Drop in Small Town North Carolina

In step with this broader understanding of how social determinants influence health equity, Community Catalyst’s Children’s Health Initiative recently launched a new project, Partnering for Community Health.
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