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A number of experts believe that the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2009 has the potential to transform health care for the children it serves. In a recent Commonwealth Fund report, researchers led by Lisa Simpson of the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offer their recommendations for improving CHIP outreach and enrollment, as well as the quality of care enrollees receive. Also see a Web feature that highlights provisions and recommendations.
You can hear Lisa Simpson and other speakers outline the key features of the law and provide implementation guidance in a webinar on Tuesday, September 15, at 2 p.m., E.D.T. The webinar is cosponsored by the National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP), the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, and the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NASHP). The event will feature coauthors Lisa Simpson, professor and director of the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Jocelyn Guyer, co-executive director of the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, and Catherine Hess, senior program director at NASHP.