Building State Medicaid Programs' Capacity to Provide Child Health and Developmental Services, Phase Four


Since March 2000, the Fund's Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program has been implementing an ambitious strategy to help state Medicaid agencies promote and improve the delivery of developmental services for low-income children. The states participating in the initiative-North Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and Washington-have tested new child health services, developed pediatric training materials, revised procedures to improve coordination of care, and prepared new educational materials for parents. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) continues to manage the state consortium that helps the four states share information and obtain guidance. In the third and final year of the states' projects, NASHP will: 1) help each state distill lessons learned and produce final products, including training curricula, office protocols, encounter forms, and screening tools; 2) assist in estimating the costs of states' initiatives and explore long-term financing and reimbursement options; and 3) disseminate results and tools nationally through the Internet, national meetings, and publications. NASHP will develop a second request for proposals to expand the state consortium in April 2003.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Center for Health Policy Development
Principal Investigator:
Patricia A. Riley
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
April 9, 2002

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