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Happy Holidays from the Catalyst Center!

OurState data chartbook wrapped as a gift. gift to you this holiday season is data. When it comes to making the case for coverage for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), having access to trusted data sources can make all the difference.

The Catalyst Center's State-at-a-Glance Chartbook now includes updated data for:
  • Child Health Services such as the numbers of children's hospitals, pediatricians, family practitioners, and psychiatrists; numbers of children served by the state mental health authority, Early Intervention Eligibility, and foster care
  • Economic indicators, including median and household income, employer size, unemployment rate, Medicaid and CHIP income eligibility, and 2016 FMAP
  • Factors influencing health insurance coverage, including the numbers of children enrolled in public coverage, health care reform, and premium assistance programs
  • Title V Program financing and family involvement

Data sources you can trust

The most recent data from many sources combine to tell the story of CYSHCN in your state. With the check of a box, you can see new, detailed source information from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Children's Hospital Association, the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and more--all carefully selected to provide you with easy-to-access data that you can rely on for accuracy.

Explore the updated State-at-a-Glance Chartbook at

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheets for Families now in Spanish

The four plain-language fact sheets that the National Center for Medical Home Implementation and the Catalyst Center created and disseminated last winter are now available in Spanish. These fact sheets explain specific provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which benefit children and youth with special health care needs.
In case you missed it (other news of note)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services compared pediatric benefits and cost-sharing in Health Insurance Marketplace plans to those provided by the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The findings indicate that Marketplace benefits are less robust than CHIP and will cost families more. 
About the Catalyst Center
The Catalyst Center, the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U41MC13618, $473,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the Catalyst Center staff and should not be construed as the official position or policy of nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.
LT Leticia Manning, MPH, MCHB/HRSA Project  Officer.