Child & Adolescent Health
The Institute for Medicaid Innovation’s (IMI) work in child health is informed, guided, and supported by an exceptional group of national experts representing academic and non-academic research institutions, advocacy and community organizations, clinician groups, Medicaid managed care organizations, state and federal policymakers, and, most importantly, Medicaid enrollees and their families. These collaborative relationships support our mission to improve the lives of Medicaid enrollees through the development, implementation, and diffusion of innovative and evidence-based models of care that promote quality, value, equity and the engagement of patients, families, and communities.
IMI has conducted research and led initiatives on a number of critical child and adolescent topics in Medicaid managed care, such as neonatal abstinence syndrome and childhood obesity. Publications and resources from the projects and initiatives are listed below.
Past Webinar: Behavioral Health Partnerships for Children and Adolescents During the Pandemicsity
IMI and co-moderators, Sandra Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP and Ann Giazzoni, MSW, LCSW, MBA, engaged an esteemed panel of experts to explore the answers to the question: “How can community partners connect hands and hearts to meet the behavioral health needs of kids?”
October 21, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST View summary here
Promoting Child and Adolescent Health During COVID-19
Report: Listening to Families: Understanding Experiences from Participation in Medicaid Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Initiatives
Toolkit: Changing the Culture of Health in Childhood Obesity: Implementation Toolkit for Medicaid Health Plans
Toolkit Resource: Appendix A Editable Resources: Readiness Assessment
Toolkit Resource: Appendix B Editable Resources: Tools to Guide Implementation
Report: Building a Culture of Health in Childhood Obesity: Overview & Action Plan for Medicaid Health Plans
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Article: Association of State Medicaid Expansion Status with Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth
JAMA Editor's Note on Article: Medicaid Expansion and Birth Outcomes
Article: Variation in Coverage for Progesterone to Prevent Pre-Term Birth: A Survey of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations
Report: Preventing Pre-Term Birth: Access to Progesterone in Medicaid Managed Care
Clinical Decision Aid: Preventing Pre-Term Birth: Access to Progesterone in Medicaid Managed Care Clinical Decision Aid
Here's a look at the National Convening Meeting held in Washington, D.C. to discuss childhood obesity prevention and treatment efforts led by Medicaid managed care organizations (MMCOs).