Systems and Standards

Strengthening the System of Care and Accountability for Children with Special Health Care Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis

Organization

Manatt Health Solutions

Primary Contact

Cindy Mann

Grant Amount

$50,000 for 13 months

Date Awarded

May 2020

Purpose

This grant aims to identify COVID-19-specific state policies and regulations that will help ensure access to needed care for children through Medicaid and the federal CARE Act during the pandemic. Medicaid covers about half of all children with special health care needs (CSHCN) in the United States, playing a central role in addressing the complex physical and behavioral health needs of this particularly vulnerable population. The project is co-funded with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. LPFCH funding will support compensation for national and state family advocates to participate in strategic planning and implementation of advocacy efforts to address state-level policy changes that will improve access.

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