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AMCHP Conference Workshop: Seeing Is Believing

Authors Comeau, M. , Baughman, A. , Kantner Doherty, J.

Date 2019

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financial Hardship, Financing, Health Benefits, Health Equity, Health Inequities, Maternal and Child Health, Medicaid Buy-In Programs, Medicaid/CHIP

On March 10th at the 2019 Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference, the Catalyst Center presented an infographic series on the fundamentals of financing the system of care for CYSHCN.

The presentation reviews the rationale for the infographic series, key content in each infographic, and explores how infographics can be used to communicate effectively with various stakeholders.

Infographic: Value-Based Purchasing For Children And Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Authors Bachman, S. , Comeau, M. , Kantner, J.

Date 2018

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financing

The Catalyst Center has created a one-page infographic illustrating important elements of value-based purchasing (VBP) for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This is one page in a series of infographics exploring key focus areas in the world of health care financing and coverage for CYSHCN.

These one-pagers are a visually appealing and easy way to share information about the system of care for CYSHCN with stakeholders. Resources for further information about VBP and CYSHCN are listed at the bottom of the infographic.

Infographic: The Importance of Partnerships in Advancing Financing and Coverage

Authors Bachman, S. , Comeau, M. , Kantner, J.

Date 2018

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financial Hardship, Health Reform, Maternal and Child Health

The Catalyst Center has created a one-page infographic illustrating the importance of partnerships in advancing financing and coverage for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This infographic provides a brief explanation of the power of partnerships and highlights examples of partnerships with important stakeholders.

This is one page in a series of infographics exploring key focus areas in the world of health care financing and coverage for CYSHCN.

These one-pagers are a visually appealing and easy way to share information about the system of care for CYSHCN with stakeholders. Resources for further information about leveraging partnerships for CYSHCN are listed at the bottom of the infographic.

Infographic: Medicaid And Children And Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Authors Bachman, S. , Comeau, M. , Kantner, J.

Date 2018

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financial Hardship, Medicaid/CHIP

The Catalyst Center has created a one-page infographic illustrating important elements of Medicaid for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This is one page in a series of infographics exploring key focus areas in the world of health care financing and coverage for CYSHCN.

These one-pagers are a visually appealing and easy way to share information about the system of care for CYSHCN with stakeholders. Resources for further exploration of Medicaid and CYSHCN are listed at the bottom of the infographic.

Infographic: Inequities In Coverage And Financing Of Care For Children With Special Health Care Needs

Authors Bachman, S , Comeau, M. , Kantner, J.

Date 2018

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financing, Health Equity

The Catalyst Center has created a one-page infographic illustrating important information about inequities in coverage and financing of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This is one page in a series of infographics exploring key focus areas in the world of health care financing and coverage for CYSHCN.

These one-pagers are a visually appealing and easy way to share information about the system of care for CYSHCN with stakeholders. Resources for further exploration of inequities in coverage and financing of care for CYSHCN are listed at the bottom of the infographic.

Infographic: Financial Hardship In Families Raising Children And Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Authors Bachman, S. , Comeau, M. , Kantner, J.

Date 2018

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financing

The Catalyst Center has created a one-page infographic illustrating important elements of financial hardship in families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This is one page in a series of infographics exploring key focus areas in the world of health care financing and coverage for CYSHCN.

These one-pagers are a visually appealing and easy way to share information about the system of care for CYSHCN with stakeholders. Resources for further exploration of family financial hardship are listed at the bottom of the infographic.

Infographic: Care Coordination For Children And Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Authors Bachman, S. , Comeau, M. , Kantner, J.

Date 2018

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financing

The Catalyst Center has created a one-page infographic illustrating important elements of care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This is one page in a series of infographics exploring key focus areas in the world of health care financing and coverage for CYSHCN.

These one-pagers are a visually appealing and easy way to share information about the system of care for CYSHCN with stakeholders. Resources for further exploration of care coordination are listed at the bottom of the infographic.

Thanks to our State Title V colleagues Sandra Broughton, Elizabeth Collins, Elaine Gabovitch, Alison Martin, Shirley Payne, and Meredith Pyle, for providing valuable feedback and reviewing this project.

AMCHP Conference Workshop: Addressing Health Care Coverage Inequities Among Children with Special Health Care Needs

Authors Bachman, S. , Manning, L., Wilson, K., Kantner, J. , Comeau, M.

Date 2018

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financial Hardship, Health Equity

On February 13th at the 2018 Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference the Catalyst Center presented the results of four focus groups that were conducted with parents of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who are from the Somali community in Boston, focusing on accessing health care for their CYSHCN.

In the context of the focus group results, we also provided results of interviews conducted with representatives of state Offices of Minority Health. We presented information on innovative strategies states are using to mitigate inequities and discussed how these strategies could address the barriers the families identified. The session was recorded, and the video will also be available here in the coming months.

Access to Care among Children with Disabilities in the MassHealth CommonHealth Buy-In Program

Authors Hirschi, M., Walter, A.W., Wilson, K., Jankovsky, K. , Dworetzky, B., Comeau, M. , Bachman, S.

Date 2018

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Health Benefits, Maternal and Child Health, Medicaid Buy-In Programs, Medicaid/CHIP

This article, published in the Journal of Child Health Care, describes the process and results of a survey of parents and caregivers whose children with disabilities were enrolled in CommonHealth, the state’s Medicaid Buy-in program. Results suggest that the MassHealth CommonHealth program improves access to care for children with disabilities overall; however, the article identifies barriers to address in five domains to improve accessibility.

Webinar: The Role of Title V Programs and Value-Based Purchasing for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Authors Comeau, M. , Collins, S., Martin, A., Munthali, J., Terranova, L.

Date 2017

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financing

On December 6, 2017, the Catalyst Center and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) co-hosted a webinar on state-based innovations that support value-based purchasing (VBP) for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Presentations from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), and the state Title V programs in Oregon and Colorado helped to define the role of Title V programs in relation to value-based purchasing arrangements, discussed specific program examples and shared lessons learned. A YouTube video of the webinar, as well as the slides, are available below.

For further learning about VBP we have links to related reading material from the Catalyst Center: