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Spotlight: Power Job Club

Authors Silvia Moscariello, Bryce McKinzie, Julia Kantner Doherty

Date 2021

Project The HIV, Housing & Employment Project

Keywords HIV/AIDS, Supportive Services

Employment and economic self-sufficiency play a key role in health. With the effectiveness of early antiretroviral treatment (ART), many people with HIV can (and do) participate in the country’s workforce. When community-based organizations, HIV/AIDS service organizations, and health care centers provide employment services to their clients, a thoughtful approach is required to address the potential barriers to employment on the individual, organizational, and structural levels. POWER (Pursuing Opportunities with Employment & Resources) is an innovative intervention developed in New Haven, CT, based on the job club model. It seeks to bridge the gap between barriers and employment through peer support and community partnerships to prepare participants for success. Learn how Liberty Community Services, Inc. successfully integrated employment into their existing services through the POWER intervention. 

Improving Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: Exploring Medicaid Health Home State Options

Authors Veronnica Thompson, Kate Honsberger

Date 2021

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financing, Medicaid/CHIP

States are increasingly interested in care coordination as a strategy for improving systems of care for children with medical complexity (CMC) and their families. The Section 2703 Medicaid Health Home State Option and the new Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act Health Home State Option present opportunities to enhance and expand care coordination for CMC in Medicaid. This new brief compares the two approaches and presents key considerations for states as they explore implementing health home options. Additionally, the brief presents New York as a case study in implementing the Section 2703 Medicaid Health Home State Option to provide care coordination for CMC. 

Helping Clients During COVID-19: Strategies from the Field

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Date 2021

Project The HIV, Housing & Employment Project

Keywords Covid-19, HIV/AIDS

Learn strategies to help Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. These approaches are applicable today and many have broader application for hard-to-reach populations in need of social support services during times of uncertainty. Topics include food insecurity, telehealth, medication access, and more. 

The Role of State Medicaid and Title V Program Definitions of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs in the Provision of Services and Supports

Authors Taylor Platt, Eddy Fernandez, Kate Honsberger, Karen VanLandeghem

Date 2020

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financing, Health Equity, Medicaid/CHIP

This issue brief, written in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), describes how states define CYSHCN within Medicaid and Title V CYSHCN programs and explores the implications of these definitions. Federal and state program approaches to defining children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) can impact how they determine eligibility for health care services and supports (e.g., care coordination), evaluate the impact of services, and measure outcomes.  The brief presents an analysis of data gathered through administrative and interview data from seven states (AZ, FL, NY, OH, OR, UT, and VA), and presents state considerations for establishing and implementing definitions of CYSHCN.

COVID-19: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Employment

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Date 2020

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords Covid-19, CYSHCN

Part of the Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series. 

The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

State programs like Medicaid/CHIP and Title V, which are integral to the system of services and supports for children and youth with special health care needs, must be ready to adapt and respond to the current challenges faced by children, families, providers, and other stakeholders.

These fact sheets help explain employment provisions for families in the CARES Act. Families raising CYSHCN are more at risk than ever for experiencing financial hardship due to job loss, loss of health insurance, and other factors. Understanding these policy changes can aid in reducing the risk of family financial hardship.

Download the full series, or individual fact sheets below.