Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): State Advocacy – This AAP website provides state-level information on the Affordable Care Act, access to care, childhood immunizations, medical liability reform and more.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO): Health Reform – The ASTHO Health Reform Action Team helps members and affiliate organizations respond to the public health provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This website provides information on ACA analyses, funding, timelines and more.

Catalyst Center: Health Care Reform – This website provides resources the Catalyst Center has developed to help stakeholders navigate the details of this complex legislation to better understand just what health care reform and the ACA may mean for CYSHCN and their families.

Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services – The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is one of six centers within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMCS serves as the focal point for all national program policies and operations related to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This website provides information on federal policy guidance, Medicaid and CHIP program information, state resources and more.

CityMatCH – CityMatCH is the national organization of urban MCH leaders, and works to improve the health and well-being of urban women, children and families by strengthening the public health organizations and leaders in their communities

The Community Guide – The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

U.S Department of Health and Human Services - Health Reform Information – HealthCare.gov is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The website provides information including insurance options, comparing care providers, the health care law, and prevention and wellness.

First Focus – First Focus is a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions.

Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Center for Children and Families – The Center for Children and Families (CCF) is an independent, nonpartisan policy and research center whose mission is to expand and improve health coverage for America's children and families. The website provides information about health reform, CHIP, Medicaid and more.

Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau – The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) provides leadership, in partnership with key stakeholders, to improve the physical and mental health, safety and well-being of the maternal and child health population which includes all of the nation’s women, infants, children, adolescents and their families, including fathers and children with special health care needs.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: Health Reform Source – The Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the United States, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. The Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform Source provides up-to-date information on health reform, research and analysis, public opinion, establishing health insurance exchanges, Medicaid outreach and more.

Institute of Medicine – The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. 

Maternal and Child Health Bureau: EPSDT and Title V Collaboration to Improve Child Health – The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program is the child health component of Medicaid. It's required in every state and is designed to improve the health of low-income children, by financing appropriate and necessary pediatric services. This website provides information about how EPSDT works with public health, families, managed care organizations, pediatricians and other health providers.

National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) – NASHP is an independent academy of state health policymakers dedicated to helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice. The NASHP website provides information on ACA implementation and state health reform, coverage and access, Medicaid and CHIP, and more.

National Center for Health Reform Implementation – The AMCHP National Center for Health Reform Implementation provides assistance to state MCH programs and their key partners (e.g., state Medicaid and CHIP programs, community health centers, local health departments, providers) to optimize the opportunities presented by health reform for women, children including children with special health care needs (CSHCN), and their families. Through online resources, technical assistance and consultation with AMCHP members, the National Center and Policy Team staff are happy to provide you with the resources you need to understand the impact of the ACA and implement key MCH provisions as required.