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The Catalyst Center has created a tutorial to help MCH leaders, family leaders, and other stakeholders understand and address health care coverage inequities that exist among vulnerable subgroups of children with special health care needs (CSHCN).

Save the Date: On June 20, we are hosting an hour-long webinar to introduce the tutorial.
Webinar: Reducing Inequities in Health Care Coverage & Financing for CSHCN: Introduction to a New Tutorial
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Time: 10 am AKDT; 11 am PDT; 12 pm MDT; 1 pm CDT; 2 pm EDT

Registration information coming soon!

The Catalyst Center team will be joined by staff from the Alaska and Michigan Title V programs.
Becky Morisse, Alaska CYSHCN Director, Jimael Johnson, Autism and Pediatric Medical Home Program Manager, and Stephanie Wrightsman-Birch, MCH Director, will discuss a partnership that improved health outcomes for children in tribal communities.
Brenda Jegede, Coordinator for Practices to Reduce Infant Mortality through Equity (PRIME), and Lonnie Barnett, Michigan Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) Division and Title V CYSHCN Director, will discuss the implementation of PRIME within CSHCS and the focus on addressing health equity through a review of program operations to identify process and program improvements.
Introduction by LCDR Leticia Manning, MPH, MCHB/HRSA project officer.
There will be time to ask questions and share the partnerships and activities your state is undertaking to reduce health care coverage inequities among CSHCN.
In case you missed it:
The Catalyst Center is now part of the Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice (CAHPP) at Boston University School of Public Health (formerly the Health & Disability Working Group). We invite you to learn more about all the CAHPP projects, to sign up for the CAHPP quarterly newsletter, and to explore the new Catalyst Center website.
Other news of note:

On May 6, 2016 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a final rule about Medicaid Managed Care regulations for Medicaid and CHIP. In this Health Affairs Blog, Sara Rosenbaum examines sections of the rule, including contract and network requirements, medical loss ratios, special payments, and special populations, including children enrolled in SSI and federally recognized Indian tribes.
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.
LCDR Leticia Manning, MPH, MCHB/HRSA Project  Officer.

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