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Health Care

Meeting the Health Care Needs of Children in the Foster Care System http://www.georgetown.edu/
research/gucdc/ foster.html

In October of 2002, the Georgetown University Child Development Center completed a three-year study to identify and describe promising approaches for meeting the health care needs of children in the foster care system. In this study, the term health care encompassed physical, mental, emotional, developmental and dental health. The study was funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and supported in part by the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families.

State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Database: This database contains extensive, program specific information about each of the programs implemented in the 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia. It was commissioned by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in cooperation with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and was constructed by Mathematica Policy Research (MPR) with assistance from the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The database is maintained by ASPE. State plan amendments approved after May 31, 2001, were coded and entered by staff of the Division of State Children's Health Insurance Programs at CMS. http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/schip2/

From the Winter 2002 issue of Permanency Planning Today: "Meeting the Health Care Needs of Children in the Foster Care System" by Jan McCarthy

Managed Care

Managed care brings the disciplines of analysis, efficiency and accountability to bear on health care systems and delivery (United HealthCare Corporation)

The Implementation of Managed Care in Child Welfare: The Legal Perspective An overview of the legal issues raised by the implementation of managed care principles in child welfare during the early and mid-1990's. By Denise Winterberger McHugh.

WEB SITE: Systems Integration Management Institute: The Systems Integration Management Institute (SIMI) seeks to advance the utilization and development of resources, tools and best practices to support effective service delivery systems. It also seeks to assist agencies (private non-profit, for-profit and public) to address the difficult issues related to integration of service delivery for children and families. The integration of systems is largely the outgrowth of the managed care phenomenon and the leadership and history of the institute has helped to lay a foundation upon which we are positioned to build. For more information, please visit http://www.cwla.org/programs/simi

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) Web Site: Operating out of Columbia University in New York City, the NCCP has as its mission to identify and promote strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and their families. To learn more about them, please visit www.nccp.org

The Health Care Reform Tracking Project-2000 State Survey: The Health Care Reform Tracking Project was initiated in 1995 to track and analyze public sector managed care initiatives as they affect children and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse (referred to as behavioral health) disorders and their families. The most recently completed activity of the Tracking Project is the 2000 State Survey. All 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, responded to the survey. http://www.fmhi.usf.edu/cfs/stateandlocal/ hctrking/2000statesurvey.htm
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