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The Family Opportunity Act’s Medicaid Buy-in Option: What We’ve Learned

This slide deck, presented during a topical conference call the by the Catalyst Center, explains the benefits of the Family Opportunity Act (FOA) and the different ways states can implement this important state option for extending Medicaid to children with disabilities. It also highlights the diffe [...]



CISWH staff provided technical assistance to The Boston Public Health Commission in two distinct areas related to the sustainability of Massachusetts (MA) Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (Project LAUNCH) and Young Children’s Health Interventions for Learning and Dev [...]


State Definitions of Medical Necessity Under the Medicaid EPSDT Benefit

State Medicaid programs are required to provide Medicaid enrollees under age 21 with comprehensive and preventive health care services through the Early Screening and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. Federal law requires states to cover “medically necessary services [...]


The National Network

The National Network for Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs  About the Network Collaborating with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, our goal is to improve the health and well-being of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and [...]



Support The Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health (CISWH) addresses some of the most daunting health challenges of our time—challenges that often impact already vulnerable populations. Providing the best care for people living with conditions such as HIV, addiction, homelessness, and com [...]


Strategic Leadership

Advisory Board                     Our Advisory Board provides guidance on CISWH’s transdisciplinary agenda. Its members share our commitment to promoting the intersection of social work and public health. Heidi L. Allen, PhD, MSW Dr. Allen is an A [...]

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