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SCHIP and BEYOND: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Children


Monday, March 12, 2007

Dollar for dollar, providing better health care for children represents one of the best returns on investment available in the U.S. This involves not only better monitoring of quality and making quality improvements, but also enrolling eligible children in health programs such as SCHIP and Medicaid. And it means ensuring that health care systems – including safety net providers and health insurers – are responsive to the unique health needs of children.

How are we doing as a nation with children’s health quality and access? What issues affecting quality and access are on the table in the debate over whether, and in what form, to reauthorize SCHIP? In addition to reauthorizing SCHIP, what other improvements can we make in children’s access to quality care?

To discuss these and related questions, The Commonwealth Fund and the Alliance for Health Reform sponsored a March 12 luncheon briefing. Panelists were: Jeanne Lambrew and Sara Rosenbaum of the George Washington University, Nina Owcharenko of the Heritage Foundation, and Debbie Chang of Nemours Health and Prevention Services. Ed Howard of the Alliance and Anne Gauthier of The Commonwealth moderated the session.

CONTACT: Bill Erwin 202/789-2300

Speakers

Jeanne Lambrew, George Washington University, Speaker
Sara Rosenbaum, George Washington University, Speaker
Nina Owcharenko, Heritage Foundation, Speaker
Debbie Chang, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Speaker
Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform, Moderator

Transcript, Event Summary and/or Webcast and Podcast

Transcript: Transcript: SCHIP and Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Children (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 3/12/2007
Full Webcast/Podcast: Webcast: SCHIP and BEYOND: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Children

The transcript, full webcast and podcast for this briefing are provided by Kaiser Family Foundation.

Speaker Presentations

Lambrew's Presentation: SCHIP an Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Childre (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 3/12/2007
Gauthier's Presentation: SCHIP and Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Child (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 3/12/2007
Chang's Presentation: SCHIP and Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Children (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 3/12/2007
Rsonebaum's Presentation: SCHIP and Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Chi (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 3/12/2007

(If you want to download one or more slides from these presentations, contact us at info@allhealth or click here for instructions.)

Source Materials

The State Children's Health Insurance Program: Past Present, and Future (Adobe Acrobat PDF), The Commonwealth Fund, 1/1/2007
Healthy Kids Act of 2007 (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Office of Congressmand Rahm Emanuel, 2/1/2007
Keeping the State Children's Health Care Program focused on Federal Objectives (Adobe Acrobat PDF), The Heritage Foundation, 12/5/2006
Beyond Referal: Pediatric Care Linkages to Improve Development Health (Adobe Acrobat PDF), The Commonwealth Fund, 12/1/2007
SCHIP Letter from Governors to Leadership Committee (Adobe Acrobat PDF), National Governors Association, 2/23/2007
Preventive Care for Children in the United States: Quality and Barriers (Adobe Acrobat PDF), The Commonwealth Fund, 4/1/2007
State Policy Options to Improve Delivery of Child Development Services: Strategies from the ABC (Adobe Acrobat PDF), National Academy for State Health Policy, 12/1/2006
The Role of States in Improving Health and Health Care for Young Children (Adobe Acrobat PDF), The Commonwealth Fund, 7/1/2005
Issue Brief #6: From SCHIP Benefit Design to Individual Coverage Decisions (Adobe Acrobat PDF), GWU Center for Health Services Research and Policy, 2/28/2007
Enrolling Uninsured Low-Income Children in Medicaid and SCHIP (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1/1/2007
Improving Children's Healthy Development Through SCHIP Reauthorization (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Child and Family Policy Center, 12/14/2006
Quality Performance Measurement in Medicaid and SCHIP (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Health Management Associates, 1/1/2007
Medicaid: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for School Readiness (Adobe Acrobat PDF), The Commonwealth Fund, 3/1/2007
Sourcelist: SCHIP and Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Children (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Alliance for Health Reform, 3/12/2007
Speaker Biographies: SCHIP and Beyond (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Alliance for Health Reform, 3/12/2007

Offsite Materials (briefing documents saved on other websites)

Improving Children's Health: A Chartbook about the Roles of Medicaid and SCHIP, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 1/1/2007
CBO Estimates that States will Face Federal SCHIP Shortfalls of $13.4 billion Over Next Five Y , Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2/26/2007

Photos

Sara Rosenbaum, founding chair of the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Service -- speaker at the March 12th briefing cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.

Deborah Chang, senior vice president and executive director of Nemours Health Prevention Services in Deleware -- speaker at the March 12th briefing cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.

Jeanne Lambrew, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and associate professor at George Washington University -- speaker at the March 12th briefing cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.

Nina Owcharenko, senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation -- speaker at the March 12th briefing cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.

Anne Gauthier -- moderator at the March 12th briefing cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.

 

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