Medicaid & SCHIP; Childrens' Health; Access to Health Care
This report lays out the facts and offers specific policy recommendations for success that could change the face of childhood asthma in America. These recommendations aim to make better use of programs and policies already in place, such as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as private sector insurance coverage and existing public health programs. The recommendations also underscore the importance of careful research -- scientific, practical, and community-based -- in order to continue to learn what works best and strengthen knowledge for future action. In a reformed health system, these initial efforts are not wasted tools. Instead, they become the critical platform on which further interventions would rest.
Markus, A. R., Lyon, M., & Rosenbaum, S. (2010). Changing policy: The elements for improving childhood asthma outcomes. Washington, DC: Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University.