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Relief Funds: A Safety Net for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Authors Comeau, M. , & other authors

Date 2007

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financial Hardship

Relief Funds pay for services families incur for their children and youth with special health care needs/disabilities that are not covered by private insurance, Medicaid, or any other public or private programs. Relief Funds function as a payer of last resort for families who struggle financially to meet the health care needs of their children and can help relief family financial hardship.

Program Design and Evaluation Strategies for the SPNS Outreach Initiative

Authors Rajabiun, S. , Cabral, H.J., Tobias, C., Relf, M.V.

Date 2007

Project CORE

Keywords Health Benefits, HIV/AIDS

Through its Targeted HIV Outreach and Intervention Model Development (Outreach Initiative), the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) program funded ten demonstration sites to implement and evaluate strategies to engage and retain underserved populations living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in HIV primary medical care. This paper describes the study design and methods used to implement and evaluate this large multisite initiative. 

Payer of Last Resort: Medical Debt and Financial Hardship Among Families Raising Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Authors Comeau, M. , & other authors

Date 2007

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financial Hardship

Financial hardship is common among families raising CYSHCN. This Catalyst Center policy brief describes the three distinct but interconnected pathways. 

Medicaid as a Second Language: A Slightly Irreverent Guide to Common Medicaid Terms, Acronyms and Abbreviations

Authors Comeau, M. , & other authors

Date 2007

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financial Hardship

This guide is designed for policymakers, advocates, legislators, consumers, family members, and providers – in short, for anyone interested in financing care for children and youth with special health care needs at the state level, and in particular through the Medicaid program.

“Getting Me Back on Track”: the Role of Outreach Interventions in Engaging and Retaining People Living with HIV/AIDS in Medical Care

Authors Rajabiun, S. , Mallinson, R.K., McCoy, K., Coleman, S.M., Drainoni, M,L., Rebholz, C., Holbert, T.

Date 2007

Project CORE

Keywords Health Benefits

This article appeared in AIDS Patient Care and STDs Sept. 1, 2007. It describes a qualitative study that investigated the process of engagement in HIV medical care from the perspective of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).